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Obituaries

Michael L. Wethington

Michael Lynn Wethington, 64, of Stillman Valley, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in Polo.

Mike was born on June 27, 1954 to Ira O. and Matra (Overstreet) Wethington in Delavan Township. 

He married Jeri Lee Honeg on June 6, 1975 in East Peoria. 

Mike worked for the Plumbers & Pipefitters Locals 63, 501 and 597 for many years before retiring. 

Mike was devoted to his family and friends. 

He was right hand man for many horse and goat shows, for his daughters. 

He was involved in helping at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, church baseball, Ogle County 4-H activities, club volleyball, and the Norman Skare Museum in Rochelle. 

Coaching Boys Club basketball and many adult softball teams in Pekin was especially enjoyable to him. 

He loved being outdoors, shed parties, playing his guitar, watching sports, golfing, fishing at Rochelle Conservation Club, and horseback riding. 

Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jeri, of Stillman Valley; two daughters, Cori (John) Lamberson, of Chicago, and Amy Wethington, of Oregon; brother, Marshall Wethington, of Monticello, Kentucky; and sister, Shirley (Bob) Welborn, of Pekin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles, and sister, Barb Wirtjes.

Special thanks to the incredible, caring staff at both Unity Hospice, and Polo Rehab and Nursing home, Polo. Also to our many prayer warriors that supported us through this journey.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at Kishwaukee Community Church, 8195 Kishwaukee Rd., Stillman Valley. with Pastor Eric Tonjes officiating.  

A celebration of life, open house, fellowship will follow until 4 p.m. 

Inurnment will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Cemetery, 1917 N. Eighth St., Pekin, with lunch to follow. 

Cremation care has been provided by the Unger-Horner Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to St. Paul Lutheran School, 1415 Tenth Ave., Rochelle, IL 61068 Kishwaukee Community Church, 8195 Kishwaukee Rd., Stillman Valley, IL 61084, or Unity Hospice, 915 North Caron Rd., Rochelle, IL 61068. 

Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.

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