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Michael "Mike" J. Reynolds

February 23, 1943 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 79)


Michael “Mike” J. Reynolds, 79, of Pawnee passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Feb. 23, 1943 in Springfield, the son of Jesse and Hazel Burt Reynolds.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Milo “Mike” and Robert “Bob”; sister, Doris Drea and his beloved schnauzer, Greta.

He grew up in the Pawnee area and was a 1961 graduate of Taylorville High School.  In 1993, he received his associate’s degree from Lincoln Land Community College.  He worked at the Secretary of State, retiring after 35 years of service.

Mike married the love of his life, Marilyn Boblitt on Sept. 21, 1963.

He served on the Pawnee Village Board as a Trustee and Pawnee Zoning Board for many years.  He was a master instructor for the Department of Natural Resources for their hunter safety courses.  Mike also volunteered at Lincoln’s New Salem State Park as an interpreter.  Over the years, he was an active church member.

He liked to go deer hunting, camping and fishing, watching the St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and the Dallas Cowboys on TV.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Marsha; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

After almost 50 years, we have many cherished memories of our family and you will never be forgotten.

Visitation will be from 4pm till 6pm, Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Pawnee United Methodist Church. Services will be at 10am, Monday at the church with Rev. Bobby Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee.

Memorials may be made to the Pawnee United Methodist Church.

Bramley Funeral Home, Divernon is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be left online at

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July 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pawnee United Methodist Church
402 6th Street
Pawnee, Illinois 62558

Funeral Service
July 11, 2022

10:00 AM
Pawnee United Methodist Church
402 6th Street
Pawnee, Illinois 62558

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