SPRINGFIELD – Deane Mickle, 80, a resident of Springfield for most of his life, formerly of Macomb for 10 years, died at 11:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Solara Hospital in McAllen, Texas.
He was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Hopedale, the son of C. Everett and Florence L. Cogdal Mickle. He married Jackie Glidewell on Nov. 22, 1979.
He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Ben Yokley.
Deane graduated from Williamsville High School, class of 1947. He was a former alderman in Macomb and former chief of the Macomb Volunteer Fire Department.
Deane worked for Capital City Paper Co. and Graham Paper Co. He also was a marketing representative for Mobil Oil Co. and worked for the state of Illinois. He was owner of Glenarm Mobil, Mickle Supply Company, Mickle-Wernsing Water Conditioning and Mickles Radon Reduction.
He was a licensed Illinois professional mitigator and served as an adviser, lecturer and trainer for University of Illinois Radon Program.
Deane was of Methodist faith. He was a member of the Ansar Shrine for 55 years. He had recently been voted president of the Grotto Shrine in Texas. He was a charter member of Capital City Shrine Club and a former member of Ansar Shrine Clown Unit, where he was director for many years.
He was a member of the Railsplitters Sertoma Club, where he served as president and chairman of the board. Deane was a member of Jaycees of Macomb, Sangamo Club and National Rifle Association. He was active in the Republican Party.
Surviving are his wife, Jackie; a daughter, Deanne Mickle-Greer of VanBuren, Mo.; two sons, Jeffrey Mickle and Dan (Brenda) Mickle, both of Springfield; three stepdaughters, Judith A. Kramzar of Springfield, Vicki M. (Michael) Bearup of Auburn and Andrea L. Kirchner of Morrisonville; a stepson, Allen L. (Jeannie) Nagle of Stonington; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; mother, Florence L. Mickle-Yokley of Sherman; a sister, Joyce (Ted) Triffinger of Denver, Colo.; two stepbrothers, Tom (Linda) Yokley of Williamsville and John (Gay) Yokley of Wisconsin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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