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William "Bill" Michel, Jr.

March 29, 1932 — January 18, 2023

Morton

William "Bill" Michel, Jr.

 

 

Bill's funeral service will be live streamed and can be viewed via the Morton Apostolic Christian Church website at https://www.mortonacchurch.org/

 

 

MORTON– William J. “Bill” Michel, Jr., 90, of Morton, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

He was born on March 29, 1932, in Peoria, to William C. and Bertha (Joos) Michel. Bill married Doris Ann Martin on May 13, 1956, in Princeville, Ill. She preceded him in death on June 30, 2021. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald.

Surviving are his sons, Scott (Carrie) Michel, Steven (Catherine) Michel and William Michel III, all of Morton; seven grandchildren, Matthew (Elena) Michel, Sarah (Drake) Irwin, Andrew Michel, Elizabeth Michel, Gabrielle Michel, Blake Michel and Brett Michel; three great grandchildren, Maxwell Michel, Brooks Michel and Paige Irwin; one sister, Louise (Gerald) Martin of Princeville; one brother, Paul (Helen) Michel of Tremont and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  

In 1948, at the age of 16, Bill left farming to go to work for his uncle at Joos Brothers Masonry in East Peoria, where he worked until 1968, when he and his brother, Donald, co-founded Michel Brothers Masonry in Morton. Bill retired in 1998. After retirement, he and Doris traveled the country in their RV.

Bill attended Morton Apostolic Christian Church and recently gave his heart to the Lord.

He was a member of Wilmor Sporting Club and the Tazewell County Farm Bureau.  He was also a member of the Bricklayers Local 6 for over 50 years.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Morton Apostolic Christian Church, with Apostolic Christian Church ministers officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., prior to the service on Monday at the church. Bill's funeral service will be live streamed and can be viewed via the Morton Apostolic Christian Church website at https://www.mortonacchurch.org/

Burial will be in Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Bill’s family would like to thank the staff, especially Chery,  at Apostolic Christian Restmor for their loving care during his stay.

 
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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 23, 2023

9:00 - 10:30am (Central time)

Morton Apostolic Christian Church

2177 Veterans Rd., Morton, IL 61550

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 23, 2023

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Morton Apostolic Christian Church

2177 Veterans Rd., Morton, IL 61550

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