Michael Dean Bethard, 69, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 2:12 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at his residence.

Michael was born November 2, 1949 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Loren “Pete” and Betty (Wilson) Bethard.  He married Janet Sue Spurgeon on November 4, 1968 in Morrisonville, IL.


Michael graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1967.  He owned and operated W.H. Kent. Inc. since 1985.  Michael was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and enjoyed trout fishing in Missouri.  Most of all, Michael enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Michael is survived by his wife, Sue Bethard of Morrisonville, IL; son, Michael E. (companion, Ann) Bethard of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Mindy (husband, Mike) Collingwood of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Tyler (wife, Kate) Collingwood, and Allison Collingwood, both of Taylorville, IL; siblings, Steve (wife, Jenny) Bethard, Phil (wife, Susan) Bethard, and Kim (husband, Dennis) Millburg, all of Morrisonville, IL; and several nieces and nephews.


Memorial Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, 111 North St., Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.


Inurnment will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery at a later date.


The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 with ceremonies.

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