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Michael E. King
  • St. Mary Catholic Church
    6 West 6th Street
    Sterling, IL 61081
  • Catholic Schools in Sterling, IL

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Many condolences to all of you, I always enjoyed any time spent in conversation with Mike. He was a great friend to my folks and will be missed!

Posted by: Aubrey Boonstra - Berwyn, IL - Friend   Mar 09, 2016

Our parents thought a lot of Mike. My dad really enjoyed working with him at the National and both having been in Air Force added a great common bond. He loved the jacket Mike gave him when your family returned to Sterling. Our hearts and prayers are with you.


The family of Bill and Rose Mary Newell

Posted by: William Newll Family - Sterling, IL - Friend   Mar 09, 2016

A Great Man that will be missed by all.

Posted by: Ryan Roe - Grapevine, TX - Family   Mar 09, 2016

I was fortunate to serve as an instructor pilot with Mike in the AWACS aircraft, stationed at Tinker AFB, OK. He was a boss, a mentor, a friend and an exceptional human being. Both my wife, Susan, and I have fond memories of Mike, Cheri and the girls, and the fun times we shared together. My biggest regret is that our paths diverged after Tinker, and we did not stay as close as we should. He was a one-of-a-kind person who enriched everyone he came in contact with. He will be profoundly missed.

Posted by: Ronald E. Nelson - Tualatin, OR - Served in the Military together   Mar 07, 2016

What a GREAT guy!!!!!! Miss that smile and laugh!! You will be missed by many.

Posted by: Tom and Renee Davis - Downers Grove, IL - Friend   Mar 07, 2016

To Mike's Family, I am so sorry for you loss. I went to Rockhurst College with Mike. I consider him to be a good friend. We had great times at school and socially.Beacuse grew up in Davenport, Iowa, we would see each other in the summer.One summer I bought a new Volkwagen. I called Mike to invite him to Davenport so I could show him the car. He came over with his friend, Kiefer, They showed up at my house in Mike's new Corvette. We had a great time and I will miss him !!

Posted by: Terry Thompson - Kansas City, MO - Friend   Mar 06, 2016

Great Guy & Friend ! Wonderful Memories ! May He Rest in Peace!

Posted by: Thomas Meyer - Chippewa Falls, WI - Classmate   Mar 05, 2016

Many fond memories of Mike. We both shared a misguided love of motorcycles and fast cars. And we remember the day Karen surfed down your foyer wall. God Bless. A great guy and a good friend. Our sympathies

Posted by: David Johnston - Spring Lake,, MI - Friend   Mar 04, 2016

Cheri- I am so sorry to hear about Mike. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Cheryl Taube - St Anne, IL - Neighbor   Mar 04, 2016

Michael was a superb AF leader, a friend and many times a co-conspiritor! Such wonderful memories of our time working together in AWACS and the ALC. A man who God gave an extended time here on earth, and Michael made his Maker proud of how he used that time. Carolynne and I are keeping Cheri and the whole family in our prayers. May God give you all the strength and courage to carry on!

Posted by: Wayne Bechler - Edmond, OK - Served in the Military together   Mar 03, 2016