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Michael R. Gillespie

January 1, 1954 August 5, 2018
Michael R. Gillespie
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Obituary for Michael R. Gillespie

Michael R. Gillespie, age 64, of Peoria, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2018 at his home.

Michael was born on January 10, 1954 in Peoria to Robert P. and Mary Jane Gillespie. He graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, IL in 1972 and later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Northern Illinois University in 1976.

Michael worked in Electronic Sales Management for over 35 years.

Surviving are his children, Jonathan Gillespie of Chicago, IL, Amanda Gillespie of Bloomington, IL and Christine Gillespie of Iowa City, IA; his mother, Mary Jane of Peoria; his sisters, Deborah Ross of Allen TX, Lynn Gillespie of Peoria, IL and Nancy (David) Ward of Peoria, IL. Also surviving are his niece, Megan (Lou) Pavone of Bloomingdale, IL; his nephew, Matthew (Clare) Stevens of Washington D.C., two great-nieces and two great-nephews; his treasured companions, his dogs, Missy and Tessa and many friends and work associates. He was preceded in death by his father.

Michael enjoyed fishing trips in the North Woods, trips to his friend’s hunting lodge and a good Cuban cigar. He was very meticulous and organized and had a sharp sense of humor. Michael also enjoyed his early mornings at the gym.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00am at Cumberland Cemetery in Wenona, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or an animal shelter of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were handled by The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria.

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11:00 AM 8/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Cumberland Cemetery

Wenona, IL 61377

Cumberland Cemetery
Wenona 61377 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Cumberland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wenona, IL 61377

Wenona 61377 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association


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