Mike Williams, 73, of Bloomington passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 12:06 a.m. in Normal at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center. Per Mike’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private family services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomington with the Rev. James E. Reents officiating. Inurnment will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church Columbarium. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are respectfully requested to be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777, St. John's Lutheran Church, or an organization of the donor’s choice in Mike’s name.
Mike was born on June 11, 1939 in Indianapolis, IN, a son to Warren W. and Anne (Komstohk) Williams. He graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis in 1957. Mike attended Indiana University and earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Business in 1961. He married Julie Mills on July 7, 1962 in Moline, IL, she survives.
He worked as a manufacturer’s representative for California Pellet Mill Company and later was the owner of Agri-Process Pelleting Inc. of Bloomington a business which he founded.
Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corp. stationed at Fort Lee, VA.
In addition to his wife Julie, Mike is survived by two daughters, Stacey (J.D.) Olsen of Bloomington, and Diana (Ted) Brown of Birmingham, MI. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Cory, Kyle, Julianna, Garrett, Collin, and Graham.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mike enjoyed guitar music, taking care of his lawn, and was a big racing fan. He was proud to be a season ticket holder for the Chicago Bulls, and loved to give his tickets to his friends and family so they could be a part of it too. Mike was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com