Michael A. Schrauth

DIXON – Michael A. Schrauth, 85, of Dixon, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Heritage Square Health Center in Dixon. He was born March 7, 1928, in Geneva, the son of Victor and Theresa (Connolley) Schrauth. He had worked for Kroger Corporation, Mechanical Merchants and Canteen Corporation before founding Sauk Valley Vending in Dixon in 1967, retiring earlier this year.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, serving from 1945 to 1957. He was a member of Dixon American Legion Post 12, NRA, Dixon Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and had served on the KSB Hospital Building Committee. Mike served on the Lee County Board for 20 years and was a longtime chairman of the county finance committee. He was also a longtime member of the Northwest Illinois Criminal Justice Commission and was currently serving as secretary/treasurer.

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and served as a lector, cantor, choir member and had served on many church committees. He was also a member of and Past Grand Knight of Dixon Knights of Columbus Council 690 and was a member of the Fr. Boland Assembly of the 4th Degree.

Mike married Patricia Long June 12, 1954, in Joliet.

He is survived by his wife; son, John "Jack" (Shelly) Schrauth of Dixon; daughter, Kati (Steve) Heysinger of Clinton, Iowa; five grandchildren, Kathryn (Adam) Bohlen, Laura Schrauth, Jennifer Schrauth, Chris Mullen and Greg Heysinger; two great-grandsons, Aaron John Bohlen and Caleb Michael Bohlen; brothers, Victor (Anne) Schrauth of Lancaster, Calif., and William Schrauth of Batavia; and sisters, Mary Imhoff of Kissimmee, Fla., and Ellyn (John) Stewart of Batavia.

Funeral services will begin with a 10 a.m. prayer service on Thursday, May 9, at the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard Sehr officiating.

Burial with military honors by the Combined Veterans Group will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials have been established to Make A Wish Foundation and Gianna's House. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.

Funeral Home

Jones Funeral Home
204 S Ottawa Ave Dixon, IL 61021
(815) 288-2241
Published in Kane County Chronicle on May 7, 2013