Michael  Dodson


NORMAL - Michael J. Dodson, 76, of Normal, died Monday, January 21, 2019, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
A Service of Celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 25, at Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington, with the Rev. Dr. Kathy Stoner-Lasalla officiating.
Beck Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements.
Michael was born April 26, 1942, in Danville, Ill., to Earl and Florence N. (Schultz) Dodson.
He is survived by a sister, the Rev. Rosemary L. Dodson of Bloomington; a niece, Martha Hildebrandt of St. Paul, Minn.; and a nephew, David Dodson of Charleston, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James and John.
Mike was a graduate of Danville High School and Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn. (economics major). Throughout his career he sold field seed and garden supplies (Dodson Seed Store in Danville), managed a computer store and worked for Mitsubishi Motors in Normal.
Mike was a person of great faith. Over the years he served the church as a Sunday School teacher, elder, clerk of session, deacon and choir member. He deeply enjoyed music and participated in Cantus Novus as well as church choirs. For 10 years he volunteered for Faith and Action as a driver for persons needing dialysis treatment.
He was a Rotarian in Danville and belonged to the Young Men's Club in Bloomington.
Memorials in his honor may be made to Second Presbyterian Church Choir Fund or to Faith in Action.
Online condolences may be left at www.beckmemorial.com
Published on January 22, 2019
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2 posts

Apr 14, 2019
Cousin Mike
John Mauck
Jan 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Mike was a senior when I was a freshman at DHS. Our family shopped at the Dodson Seed Store on W Main St and on E Liberty Lane. My parents and my mother's family plot (Bireline) is next to the Dodson plot at Springhill Cemetery.

John Mauck