Michael E. Stifle

Born: Sat., Jul. 27, 1946
Died: Fri., Apr. 5, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 11, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Apr. 12, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Michael E. “Mike” Stifle, age 66, of Robinson, IL, died Friday April 5, 2013 at his residence following years of battling diabetes.

Born July 27, 1946 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Orville E. “Bones” and Helen May (McCormick) Stifle.  He was married to LaDonna (Hall) and she preceded him in death on March 15, 2004.  

Mike was a retired welder and pipefitter for Plumbers & Steamfitter’s Local 157; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era; was a member of the VFW Post #4549, Robinson, IL; Reavill Post #132 American Legion, Flat Rock, IL and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Palestine, IL.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Skinner, Champaign, IL; two step-sons and spouses, James and Melissa Vest, Friendship, TX, Thomas Vest, Oblong, IL; three step-daughters and spouses, Ruth Hall, Salem, IN; Melissa and Rusty Howard, Robinson, IL; Christina Ernest, Robinson, IL; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Dee Stifle, Robinson, IL; sister, Rebecca “Becky” Stifle, Villa Grove, IL; three grandchildren, Katrisa Parks, Chicago, IL; Kelsee Skinner, Longview, IL; Austin Skinner, Longview, IL plus twelve step grandchildren; one great grandchild, Skyler Skinner, Chicago, IL plus two step great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  Mike was preceded in death by his parents; wife, LaDonna and a son-in-law, David Skinner in 2011.

Funeral service will be Friday April 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor Leland Culp officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday April 11, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Eaton (Grand Prairie) Cemetery, rural Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Austin Skinner College Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Charitable donations may be made in Michael's memory to the following organization:

Austin Skinner College Fund

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Lawrence,Doris,Ed & Sharon Alspach, Darlene & Steve Ganster, Amy & Robert Carter
   Posted Sun April 07, 2013
Melinda,Danny & Becky and families, We are sadden by the loss of Mike. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. We love ya.

Dawn (Bryans) Biggs
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
Melinda, so sorry to read about your dad. You are in our prayers.

Toni Calvert
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
Melinda, Becky, and Family...you are in my heart at this time of sorrow...so sorry for your loss. Mike always had a smile for my family & I...we shared many laughs together years ago. Please know we care...

DaRcy Louer
   Posted Mon April 08, 2013
Melinda and Family,

My deepest sympathies.

Mary Lou (Newman) Powell
   Posted Tue April 09, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear about Michael.

   Posted Tue April 09, 2013

Chris Kerns
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
Melinda, Katrisa, Kelsee, and Austin

Sorry to hear about your loss, you are in my prayers. Keep your head up Austin if you need something you know I will help you if I can.

Janet Richardson
   Posted Thu April 11, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all the family.

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