James M. “Mike” Beechler, 64, of Springfield, died at 3:14 pm, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1951 in Litchfield, to Robert and Elda Mae Pollard Beechler. He married Denise A. Hayes and she preceded him in death on April 8, 2013.
Survivors include two daughters, Ashley Beechler and Amber (Joseph Lofton) Beechler, both of Springfield; two sons, Jesse (Kayla) Beechler of Springfield and Jimmy (Tammy) Beechler of Litchfield; five grandchildren; four sisters, Marylin (Don) Harbison, Mary (Ray) Thompson, Diane (Roger) Pollard and Marlana (Kelly) Swanson all of Litchfield and four brothers, Robert (Janice) Beechler of Litchfield, Rick (Dodie) Beechler of Virden, Carl (Georgia) Beechler of Litchfield and Ronnie Beechler of Springfield.
He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
Mike was a member of the American Legion Post 32.
Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2016 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
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