Michael D. Sheedy

michael sheedy

May 20, 1941 ~ July 5, 2017

Michael D. Sheedy, 76, of Palmer, IL passed away at 11:18 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 Michael was born May 20, 1941 in Palmer, IL, the son of Dennis and Halene (Nave) Sheedy.  He married Helen Dobyns on September 1, 1983 in Taylorville, IL.

 Michael graduated from Morrisonville High School, and went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army.  He then worked as a Christian County Deputy Sheriff for many years, as well as operating Sheedy’s Colonial Forge as a blacksmith.  Michael was a member of St. Maurice’s Catholic Church in Morrisonville, and a member of the American Legion Post 721 in Morrisonville.  He enjoyed his work as a gunsmith, rendezvous reenactments, vegetable gardening, and he was known for his excellent storytelling.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Sheedy; and infant sister, Patricia Sheedy.

 Michael is survived by his wife, Helen Sheedy of Palmer; daughters, Megan (husband, Josh) Bailey of Palmer, and Angela (husband, Jeff) Graham of Stonington; grandchildren, Destiny, Devlin, Kera, Dyllan, Naudia, Annjela, Willow, and Jeffrey; brother, William (wife, Nancy) Sheedy of Morrisonville; sister-in-law, Mick Sheedy; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2017 at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL, with Deacon Patrick O’Toole officiant.  Military honors will be provided.

 Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 has been entrusted with arrangements.

 Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.



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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the Sheedy family! Helen, Megan and Angela, you are in our many thoughts and prayers at this sad time in your lives. Mike was a good man who loved his country and his community. He believed in people and enjoyed serving others. He was a great Supervisor of Bear Creek Township and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace dear friend!

  2. Mike hired me as a dispatcher in 1982. He was a great man. He always had a story to tell. Most of the time, he had me almost in tears, laughing. He and my husband Bob both did. I can just imagine the stories Bob, Chuck and Mike are sharing right now. I just lost my husband 3 weeks ago. Mike called me. It was so thoughtful of him to call and wonderful to talk with him again. I am sorry that I cannot attend on saturday. I just can’t do it right now. As I said, Mike was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He was extremely instrumental in my law enforcement career and was an excellent mentor and very close friend. I only wish we had spent more time together in our later years. I used to go to Mike’s parents house where we drank a ton of coffee, laughed and had a good time with Mike, Bill, and his parents.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Sheedy family. I grew up in Palmer, and have known all the Sheedy’s all my life. They were all good people. Our prayers for Helen and girls, and Billy Sheedy. We are so sorry for your loss. Mike will be greatly missed, he was a good person and man. We will gladly do anything we can to help in any way.
    Jerry an JoAnn Dobyns

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