Michael J. Page, 77, of Pleasant View, passed away at 5:00 PM, Friday, October 8, 2021, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born on October 9, 1943, in Springfield, the son of Joe Jay and Viola Henrietta (Graf) Page. He married Linda Edwards on October 29, 1967. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2011.
Surviving are four children Jody Crook and husband Jim of Pleasant View, Lori Brasel and husband Tracy of Beardstown, Kim Dowson and husband Andy of Pleasant View, and Tim Edwards and wife Mandy of Rushville, nine grandchildren Branigan Yingling and husband Chad, Shannon Mayes and husband Steven, Jonnie Jackson and husband Myron, Dylan Lotz and husband Tyson, Jenny Gilham, Tristen Dowson, Quentin Dowson, Dusty Crook and wife Megan and Alyssa Jones, eight great grandchildren, one sister Joan Spencer and husband Bill of Salisbury, one brother Jim Page of Beardstown, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and twin grandsons Tanner and Gabriel Yingling, two sisters Sandra Lloyd and Carol Jo Page and one brother Joe Page.
A graduate of Auburn High School, he began working for the Springfield Sheet Metal Workers, in 1966 and retiring due to ill health in 1985. He assisted at Clay Mitchell auctions.
He enjoyed collecting guns and watching Westerns on television. He was very proud of his recently restored 1969 Corvette Sting Ray.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, October 15, 2021, at the Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick, with Reverend Fred Fritz officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s School in Mt. Sterling or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.