Michael Pavlisin, EdD, age 88, of Cantrall, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Michael was born November 8, 1930 in Frontier, WY, the son of John and Anna (Dsoganik) Pavlisin.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; children, Michael (Michele) Pavlisin, James (Pennie) Pavlisin, Lisa (Jim) McKee; grandchildren, Alex Pavlisin, Emily Pavlisin, Audrey Pavlisin, Faith Pavlisin, Jack Pavlisin, Hannah Pavlisin, Sarah Pavlisin, Patrick McKee, and Carolyn McKee.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, George, John and Frank Pavlisin.

Michael held positions as Associate Dean at Robert Morris College, Director of Capital Area Small Business Development Center at Lincoln Land Community College, and Visiting Professor in the Management Department at University of Illinois at Springfield.

His career included management positions at Sangamo Electric, Emerson Electric, and IBM.  He directed the State of Illinois Energy Efficient Procurement Program and retired as Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until time of funeral services at 12:30 PM on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.  Burial will be held immediately after at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

Rev. Paulette Cott will be officiating.

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