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Michael "Mike" Tautkus

August 27, 1950 December 12, 2018
Michael "Mike" Tautkus
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Obituary for Michael "Mike" Tautkus

Michael H. “Mike” Tautkus, 68, of Neponset, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at OSF St Luke Medical Center, Kewanee. Mike was born August 27, 1950, in Kewanee, the son of Jack and Becky (Hayden) Tautkus. Mike graduated from Western High School, Buda with the class of 1968. Mike married Peggy Craine on July 23, 1977 in Kewanee, she survives.
Mike is survived by his wife; son, Erik (Melissa) Tautkus, Dunlap; daughter, Stephanie (Chris) Grussing, Tolono, IL; five grandchildren, Jackson, Caroline, Hayden, Liam, and Ellie; and one sister, Sue, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Mike graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Education. He owned the Fireside Inn in Neponset. He later worked and retired from the Illinois State Board of Education. Mike attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield, as a little boy. Mike cheered on the Fighting Illini, and enjoyed snowmobiling, golfing, and racquetball. He especially loved working on the farm, vacationing with family and watching his grandchildren play sports.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Pastor Marcus Throneburg will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday, December 14, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Please leave an online condolence for Michael’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

14

Dec

5:00 PM 12/14/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/14/2018 7:00:00 PM
Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home

219 East Second St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home
219 East Second St. Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Dec

10:30 AM 12/15/2018 10:30:00 AM
Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home

219 East Second St.
Kewanee, IL 61443

Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home
219 East Second St. Kewanee 61443 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

7272 Greenville Av.e
Dallas, TX 75231

St. Jude

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