Michael C. Mitchell (52) of Effingham


Published on April 11 2013 3:22 pm

Michael C. Mitchell, 52, of Effingham, passed away at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home after a courageous battle with ALS.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. A parish wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.  Services are under the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Booster Club or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com

Michael was born on March 24, 1961, in Glasgow, Montana, the son of Thomas and Barbara (Howard) Mitchell. He married Conny Hawickhorst on January 19, 1980, and she survives.  Mike was an employee of IDOT in Effingham. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, and Effingham Knights of Columbus Council 665. He coached various sports at St. Anthony schools. Mike was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, and always very proud of “his girls.” He was an avid Illini and Cardinal fan.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Conny; daughters, Kelli (Zachary) Bishop of Edwardsville, Stacia (Jason) Semple of Effingham and Anna Mitchell of Effingham; granddaughters, Elise and Edie Bishop and Elana, twins Nina and Sylvia Semple; parents, Tom and Barb Mitchell of Effingham; sister, Julie (Ryan) Ragland of Effingham; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Lucas Ragland; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Becky Hawickhorst.