G. Mitchell ‘Mike’ Kane, 94
May 14, 1922 — July 10, 2016
G. Mitchell “Mike” Kane passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016, at St. Paul’s Senior Community in Belleville, Ill.
He was born Sunday, May 14, 1922, in Diamond Lake, Ill., the third of six children of Earl and Luella Mitchell Kane. He was married for 62 years to his only love, Florence Kmet Kane, who passed away in 2006.
He is survived by their four children, Nancy Hannebaum and her husband Reed of Belleville, Ill.; Kathy of Menlo Park, Calif.; George and his wife Kathy of Columbus, Ohio; and Lawrence and his wife Karla of Brimfield, Ill.; grandchildren, Ben Hall; Matt Hall and his wife Brittany; Danica Kane and her husband Zach Fredin; Mitchell Kane; DeWitt Kane; Sara Kane; and Erica Kane. He is also survived by his brothers, Roland of McAlpin, Fla., and Melvin and his wife Betty of Ruffin, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Strukel and Gail Kane; and numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends Doc and Roy at GreenTree in Mount Vernon.
Mr. Kane was a 1943 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture. Following marriage in 1943, life took Mike and Florence to Diamond Lake, Ringwood and Richmond, Ill., then to Mequon, and then to Mt. Vernon, Ill., in 1994, where he lived until earlier this year.
His vocational passion was agricultural. A 4-H and FFA member in his youth, he started his working life as a dairy farmer and ended his career in agricultural lending. He was actively involved in the life of the communities he lived in.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon and its Pioneer Club, Chowder Club and King City Dinner Club the Mount Vernon Tree Board and the Jefferson County Agricultural Business Club, among others.
He served on fair boards in McHenry County, Illinois, and Ozaukee County, as well as the McHenry County and Mequon City planning commissions. He also served on the Mequon City Council and the Solon Mills, Illinois, School Board.
Contributions in his memory can be made to Angels on Assignment at First United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Reverend Victor Long officiated.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Hughey Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 618-2423348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.