Michael Missey

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Michael K. Missey, 75, of Lebanon, IL, born March 2, 1947, in Lebanon, IL, died Monday, August 15, 2022, at his residence.

Mr. Missey retired as a senior parole agent for the State of Illinois. After retirement he continued to work part-time as a bailiff for St. Clair County. He was an avid golfer, and a United States Army veteran.

He was preceded in death his parents, Wilbur and Bessie, nee Sonsoucie, Missey; seven brothers; and four sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Leslie Missey, whom he married on January 19, 1968; two sons, Michael (Tonya Miller) Missey and Mathew (Jennifer) Missey both of Belleville, IL; a daughter, Hope Missey-Wodarczyk, of Belleville, IL; seven grandchildren, Rowan Missey-Wodarczyk, Eli Missey-Wodarczyk, Mason Missey-Wodarczyk, Madeline Missey, Braden Missey, and Tristen (Haley) Missey and Zachary (Emily) Schuerbaum, and their mother, Omelia Durso-Missey; three great-grandchildren, Barrett Missey-Wodarczyk and his mother, Nadaley Wilson, and Everleigh Missey, and Avalynn Missey; and two sisters, Janet (Clarence ) Malone of Ohio, and Linda Wagner of Shiloh, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

According to Michael’s wishes, cremation services were held.



8 Comments on Michael Missey

Steve Peeples said : Guest Report Nov 05, 2022 at 8:37 AM

Pat and I just learned of Big Mike's passing this morning as I went to wish Leslie a happy birthday. Condolences to Leslie, Mike, Matt, Hope, and their families. He was my second III and was a great guy to work with and for. Mikey would give you the shirt off of his back and his last dollar without hesitation or question. Our best times were spent working on his favorite project, the IDOC Community Services Division Golf Tournament. It combined his love of golf with his desire to help others. Our retraining at the Academy also provided a lot of pleasant and humorous memories of Mikey that I will always cherish. RIP, Brother.

  • Mount Vernon
  • Illinois
Ron Trame said : Guest Report Sep 05, 2022 at 2:42 PM

I just heard about Mike a couple of days ago. I was shocked and saddened. My condolences and prayers for the family. He was a good friend from way back. I’m so glad that we were able to have a nice visit at the recent Golden Reunion. He was his usual good natured self and was happy. I value that visit a lot.

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Jon and Pat Suydam said : Guest Report Sep 02, 2022 at 1:27 PM

We are at a loss for words to hear this. Not knowing until just today. My ❤️ goes out to Leslie. Please take care.

  • Lebanon
  • Il
Valerie Oaks said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2022 at 5:44 PM

Mike & Matt We are so sorry to hear of ur loss - a good man gone to soon ' thoughts & prayers to you and ur family - Sincerly Dennis & Valerie Oaks ❤️‍🩹

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jean Alf said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Our condolences to all the Missey family on Michael's passing. I know he will be missed by so many.

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Jim Haverstick said : Guest Report Aug 18, 2022 at 11:36 AM

Whenever I think of Mike, I think of the Naked Bad Guy Relay Award. Mike injured himself chasing an unclothed suspect and Leslie had Mike's leg cast bronzed and gave it to him as an award for meritorious (or dubious) service to law enforcement. Also, Mike let me try on his protective vest and police belt so I could see how heavy they are. It was eye opening. I think everyone should try them on to see, that while protecting us, cops are carrying 40 pounds of equipment. Rest in peace my friend, and thank you for your service.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jeffrey vandusen said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2022 at 5:56 PM

My deepest sympathy to Aunt Leslie and family. Uncle Mike will be missed by everyone that had the good fortune of being in his company. R.I.P. Uncle Mike

  • MT Vernon
  • Il
Dennis Wise said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2022 at 5:04 PM

Rest in peace prayers are with the family God bless

  • Belleville
  • Ill

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