Michael W. Brix, Sr.
11/8/1942 - 1/4/2019
LEWISTOWN ~ Michael W Brix Sr, 76, of Lewistown, IL, formerly of Morton, IL, passed away at his home, with his family by his side on Friday, January 4, 2019.
Born November 8, 1942 to Arthur and Gertrude (Pritz) Brix, in Decatur where he was raised. He married Janice C. Dunn on July 28, 1961.
He is survived by Janice, his wife and best friend of 57 years; one son, Michael (Ann) Brix Jr of Edwards IL; two daughters, Christi (Dale) Head of Russellville AL and Jennifer Brix of Tremont IL; grandchildren Branden(Jerica) Head; Bradley (Amber Russell) Head; Jessica (Nick LaRosa) Brix; Nicole (Jacob Crockett) Brix; Lauren and CJ Troxell; Megan and AJ Maroney; great grandchildren, Nate, Rielly, Kenzie, Kendall, Colton and Brookelyn and two brothers, Julian (Kay) Brix and Alan (Caryl) Brix. Michael’s greatest passion was his family and his legacy lives on in his children.
Michael was welcomed into his next life by his son David J Brix; his parents; and an infant brother.
After retiring from Caterpillar, Michael and Janice moved to Fulton County, where they continued to live life simply and intently. Many wonderful memories were made gardening and enjoying nature in the place they made their own private sanctuary. All who visited were welcomed with love and left with a sense of peace.
Visitation will be Monday, January 7, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. A Celebration of Michael’s life will be held Saturday, January 12, at 1pm at the home of Mike and Ann.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lewistown Carnegie Library, 321 W. Lincoln Avenue, Lewistown, IL 61542
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
Veronica Dunn - niece
Rita and Warren Potter - friend
Claudette Roberts - High school friend
Scott Warner - Former son in law
William (Bill) Kreeger - Caterpillar co-worker for many years
Bernie Biagini - professional