With heavy hearts, but also rejoicing, Michael D. Foland, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 17, 2019. He’s healed and whole and walking in paradise with his heavenly body.
His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at New Life Fellowship in Moline, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the services on Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to www.givesendgo.com/MichaelFoland. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home of Bettendorf is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mike was born May 28, 1974 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Darel D. & Phyllis A. (Mills) Foland. He was united in marriage to Amber M. Ferris on June 27, 1998 in Rockford, Illinois. He was employed with Gray Machine & Welding in Rock Island, Illinois.
Mike truly loved the Lord with all his heart. He would hope for all who see this message to believe in the Lord Jesus and choose to follow Him because He is truly a life-giver.
His wife, Amber, his three daughters, and young son were his whole world and heart, even taking care of Amber in the very last moments. Those who know him, know how important spending time with family was and how much he loved them and everyone. Everyone who knew him & anyone he met deeply felt his genuine and constant compassion, kindness, and grace.
He had a passion for wood-working and a love for playing games of all kinds. He filled his heart with praise music worshipping with his own guitar, was deeply involved with and loved his home church, and was quite often the clown of the crowd. He was a loving and loved husband and father, son, grandson, uncle, & brother.
A true blessing was that Michael was aware and mentally present with us clear to the end, which was something truly he wanted. While it breaks all our hearts, because there was so much more planned in his and his family’s hearts for the future, we do know we’ll all be seeing him one day soon in heaven.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Amber; his daughters, Alexis, Elizabeth and Nicole; his son Wesley; his parents, Darel & Phyllis Foland of Van Wert, Iowa; his sisters, Laura (David) Hollinger of Murray, Iowa and Rhonda (Steve) Tinkham of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; his brother, Richard Foland of Indianola, Iowa; his grandmother, Juanita Mills of Van Wert; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Steven (Jennifer) Ferris of Rockford, Jeremy Ferris of Texas, Amanda Bergstrom of IL and Justin Cole of DeKalb, Illinois; and his nieces and nephews, Zachary Ferris, Evelyn Ferris, Cheza Cole, Drako Cole, Jason Hollinger, Kahlan Hollinger, Justin Hollinger, Job Tinkham, Ethan Tinkham, Nolan Tinkham, Blake Thorn, Jaylin Thorn, Christian Foland, Eva Foland, Ian Foland and Lillian Foland.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Mike’s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com and at www.facebook.com/MichaelFolandBenefit/