October 29, 1921 – April 4, 2019
PEORIA - Clifford A. Michael, formerly of Peoria, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Naples, FL, at the age of 97. He was born in Peoria October 29, 1921, the only child of Clifford Michael Sr. and Hazel Lohnes Michael. He was married to the love of his life, Vi, for 64 years. She preceded him in death in 2007. He is survived by his loving sons, Robert and Fred (Barbara); four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Cliff worked at Commercial National Bank for 47 years and was a Vice President at retirement. Cliff was a Navy veteran, serving on ships in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets for four years during World War II as Radioman First class. Having moved full-time to Naples, FL, in 2000, Cliff and Vi became active members of Mayflower Congregational Church and both volunteered at Naples Community Hospital and Naples Humane Society. Cliff was an avid sports fan and won his Countryside Golf & Country Club Member-Member Golfing Championship one year. Cliff loved the Chicago Cubs and was able to enjoy their 2016 World Series win. Cliff and Vi loved to dance and play cards. He played his last game of Cribbage a few days before his death. Cliff loved having visits from his grandchildren and the family will miss his kind spirit and wry sense of humor. We were blessed to have him with us for a long life well lived. Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, IL. Memorials may be made to the American Brain Society. You may view Clifford's obituary online at www.davison-fulton.com.
- Clifford Michael Sr, Father
- Hazel Lohnes Michael, Mother
- Vi Michael, Wife
- Robert Michael, Son
- Fred (Barbara) Michael, Son
- ~Four Grandchildren
- ~Seven Great Grandchildren
- American Brain Society
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, April 12, 2019
April 10, 2019
Cliff and family were great neighbors in West Peoria back in the 70's. Bob Michael and I became good friends then Fred went on to Medical school. I reunited with them when I moved to Florida and spent numerous good times with Cliff at the Bonita Springs Dollar beer and hot dog days Greyhound race track. His wit and luck were uncanny. I will always remember and miss him as I do his wife Vi. His spirit was uplifting to me even in recent difficult years. Farewell my friend.