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DANVILLE - Sherman S. "Mike" Dodge, 82, of Danville, passed away at 7:44 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017 at Presence USMC in Danville.
"Mike" was born on Aug. 5, 1934 the son of Clarence and Opal (Musson) Dodge in Ogden, Ill. He married Vivian Gooch on Aug. 30, 1952, in Danville, and she survives of Danville.
Other survivors include two sons: Michael Dodge and Gary (Karen) Dodge both of Danville; one daughter, Joslen (John) Cramer of Danville; one sister, Jerilyn Madin of Florida; nine grandchildren, Tonia (Emanul) Hammond of Oakwood, Ryan (Melissa) Dodge of Tilton, Arian (Christian) Dodge of Danville, Adrian Dodge of Danville, Brandy (Jason) Livingston of South Carolina, Kallista (Bucky) Bryant of Charleston, Ill., Skyler Dodge of Chicago, Jimmy Richards of Georgetown and Shane Richards of Danville; as well as 11 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
"Mike" worked at Tee Pak, in Danville, for many years. Prior to Tee Pak he had worked at Western Brick. He was an avid fisherman and also enjoyed hunting, bowling, watching NASCAR Racing and sports on television.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., in Danville. Raymie Gordon will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 5, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Please join "Mike's" family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 3, 2017
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