Michale "Mike" S. Atkinson Sr.

January 26, 1956May 12, 2022
Obituary of Michale "Mike" S. Atkinson Sr.
Michale S. “Mike” Atkinson, Sr., age 66, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 9:49 a.m. at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria. He was born January 26, 1956 in Peoria to Aubrey and Dorothy (Osborne) Atkinson. He married Jacqueline “Jackie” Rains on September 7, 1991 in Peoria. She survives along with three children: Michale Jr. (Jana) of Pekin, Michala (Jacob) of Hanna City, Mikyren of Peoria, grandchildren: Keegan, Adilyn, Alice, Kohynn, and his beloved cats, Ellie and Jasper. He was preceded in death by his mother. Mike was retired from HGS where he worked as a Material Handler. He loved to cook, bake, and grill and was genuinely happy when friends and family enjoyed the fruits of his labor. In addition to being a Harley enthusiast and loving animals, he was an accomplished wood turner who created many beautiful pieces for family and friends. Mike loved to make people laugh and was known for his quick wit, humor and sarcasm; if he shared those traits with you it meant he truly cared for you. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Private graveside services will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter in Pekin, or St Jude Midwest Affiliate. You may view Mike’s obituary online at

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022