Mayiko Shelangouski, 96, of Colona House in East Moline passed away March 1, 2018 after a short stay at Aspen Rehab and Health Care Center in Silvis.
Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to her great granddaughters who she cherished Vaida and Maizey in her honor. Schroder Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mayiko was born Sept. 26, 1921 in Japan the daughter of Shinichiro and Haru Iwase. She married Norbert Shelangouski Aug. 11, 1946 after WWII when permission was given by General McArthur for 1000 couples to marry. She was welcomed and loved by her husband's American family with open arms. Mayiko worked and retired from Chinese Kitchen in Rock Island as a waitress and also worked at Gibberman's sewing men's suits.
Survivors include her daughter Sally Shelangouski Ware; grandchildren William J. Ware, Jeffrey A. Ware, Kassie L. (Kyle) Ware Hansen and Jeremy J. Ware; great grandchildren Vaida Mayiko Hansen and Maizey Lucile Hansen.
Mayiko was preceded in death by her parents; 5 siblings; all of her close friends of Japanese Heritage and many relatives from the US.