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Michael Loftus

April 16, 1942 -
August 6, 2021

Michael W. Loftus, 79, of Champaign passed away at 11:15 p.m. (Friday, Aug. 6, 2021) at Colonial Manor nursing home in Danville.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign.  Father Andru O’Brien will officiate.
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Michael W. Loftus, 79, of Champaign passed away at 11:15 p.m. (Friday, Aug. 6, 2021) at Colonial Manor nursing home in Danville.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign.  Father Andru O’Brien will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

Mike was born April 16, 1942, in Urbana, is the eldest son of Michael Edward ‘Eddie’ and Mary Personett Loftus.  He married Alice Winter on April 24, 1971, in Ivesdale.

Mike is survived by his wife, Alice Loftus of Champaign; son, Tim (Sarah) Loftus of Savoy; two-brother-in-laws Dave Gallivan of Neoga and Paul Winter of Altamont; two sister-in-laws Lucille Klitzing of Altamont, and Debbie Loftus of Ivesdale; and three grandchildren, Gavin, Bridget, and Maggie Loftus of Savoy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Emily Gallivan, Julie Jacobs and one brother Tom Loftus; two brother-in-laws John Jacobs and Harold Klitzing and a grandchild Colin Loftus.

Mike was a graduate of SIU, Carbondale. During his career, Mike was a machinist at Hansvedt Engineering. With fishing being his favorite hobby, he designed, developed and patented his own line of fishing lures, Loftus Lures. He survived a brain hemorrhage in September of 1987. The stroke left his left side paralyzed but with time and therapy continued life with low mobility.

Mike then turned his time to the enjoyment of reading and spending time with his family and friends. His ultimate joy in life was obvious, his grandchildren. He spent the last 12 years of his life being an amazing grandfather and was lovingly known as Grampy Mike.

He attended St. Matthew Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Champaign.  Memorials may be made to the either of the Catholic churches or St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time: 05:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

St. Matthew Catholic Church

Address:

1303 Lincolnshire Dr.
Champaign, Illinois 61821

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