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Michael Joseph Deal, 55, of Harvard, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at his residence. He was born Jan. 11, 1963, in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Robert J. Deal and Donna M. (Elder) Deal.
Michael graduated from North Vigo High School in Terre Haute. He served in the United States Army National Guard. Michael worked at U.S.G for 25 years.
Michael was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Crystal Lake, Ill.; where he served as a Royal Ranger Leader. He enjoyed reading, taking walks, watching football and working on model cars. Michael was a fun-loving husband and father. He was unselfish and always generous with his time. He always kind and caring and put others first.
On May 28, 1994, he married Joanne Teresa LaMarca in Rockford, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne; son, Joseph Deal; his father, Bob Deal; siblings, John, Brian, Robert Jr., and Derek Deal, and Rick and Gary Spencer; niece, Asley; two nephews, Levi and Zachary; mother-in-law, Mary LaMarca; sister-in-law, Georgeanna LaMarca; and brother-in-law, Tony LaMarca.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and sister, Betty Darenell.
Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Calvary Assembly of God, 5906 S. Ill. Rt. 31, Crystal Lake. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gabe Moore officiating. For more information, call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 815-943-5400. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at:
Published on February 17, 2018
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