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Michael W. Simon

10/14/1965 - 12/20/2019

PEKIN ~ Michael William Simon, 54, of Pekin, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2019 at his home.

He was born October 14, 1965 in Pekin to Sheldon Robert “Pete” and Phyllis Irene (Brown) Simon.

Surviving are his mother, Phyllis I. Morsch of Pekin; one sister, Penny D. Rose of Pekin and one nephew, Matthew Rose of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a 1984 graduate of Pekin Community High School.

Mike worked for the Par-a-dice Casino in East Peoria as a cashier supervisor for 16 years.  He previously had worked at the Hollywood Casino in Aurora.

A fan of Star Trek, Mike also had a great love for animals, especially his dog named Bandit.

He will be remembered as a great son, brother, uncle and friend.

His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Chuck Tate will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour before the memorial service at the funeral home.  Cremation has been accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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