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Michael Scott Rodier

May 14, 1963 August 13, 2016
Michael Scott Rodier
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PEORIA – Michael Scott Rodier, 53, of Peoria passed away at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Mike was born on May 14, 1963, in Peoria to Herbert and Marjorie (Kerbow) Rodier. He married Jill Gilles on Jan. 10, 1997. They survive.

He is also survived by one son, Dan (Julie) Gilles of Washington; two grandchildren, Isaac and Mackenzie; two sisters, Theresa (William) Finerty of Dunlap and Amy (Tony) Matheny of Galesburg; two brothers, William (Nancy) Rodier of Germantown Hills and Christopher “Kip” Rodier of Chillicothe; many nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Lavona Gilles of Chillicothe; and brother-in-law, Mike (Donna) Gilles of Davenport, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Tom Gilles.

Mike was a graduate of IVC High School. During his baseball career, he set school records for pitching and received a scholarship to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. One of his favorite memories while there was striking out Bo Jackson.

He was an avid fisherman and loved sports of all kinds, especially the Boston Red Sox.
Mike worked at Caterpillar for 20 years.

His family is proud that he chose to be an organ and tissue donor.

A funeral Mass will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe. A gathering for family and friends will follow in the church hall.

Memorials may be made to the IVC baseball/ football programs, St. Edward School Fund, or Pearce Community Center.

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5:00 PM 8/18/2016 5:00:00 PM
St. Edward Catholic Church

1216 N 6th St
Chillicothe, IL 61523

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N 6th St Chillicothe 61523 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

IVC baseball/ football programs

St. Edward School Fund

(309) 274-2994
Chillicothe , IL 61523

Pearce Community Center


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