Michael E. Fak
LINCOLN, IL - Michael E. Fak, 66, passed away at 1:14 a.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
A Prayer Service for Mike will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Glenn Fontana officiating.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. A Rosary Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. prior to the visitation at the church.
Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #263 of Lincoln.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.
Michael Edward Fak was born on Aug. 8, 1948, in Chicago, the son of Michael Henry and Mary Traecy Fak; they preceded him.
He was united in marriage to Sharon Sheehan on Sept. 2, 1979. She survives. Also surviving are his son, Timothy Michael Fak of Lincoln; his siblings, Mary Ellen (Mark) Prosser, Ann (Mike) Rappelt, Patricia (Marty) Jacobs, and John (Audra) Fak.
Mike graduated from St. Bartholomew Catholic School, Gordon Technical High School. Wright Junior College in Chicago where he received his Associates Degree in Accounting.
He was raised in the catholic faith attending St. Mary of the Lake Catholic where he was an Altar Server.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police officer during the Vietnam War.
In Chicago, he worked with his Father at the Jefferson Ice Company. He later moved to Peoria to worked for Household Finance later joining the John Bearce Ford dealership in Washington where he met Tom Ashley. In 1981 he moved to Lincoln to work with his friend, Tom Ashley, at the Tom Ashley Ford dealership. He also owned Lincoln City Restoration.
He was a freelance writer for the Lincoln Courier and later worked for the Lincoln Daily News. He was the founder and owner of the Logan County Herald.
Mike was a member of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce where he was a Chamber Ambassador. He was a member of many boards and organizations during his many years of living in Lincoln.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or to the ministries of the Knights of Columbus Auxilliary.
Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.