Michael Steve Waller III (1992 - 2016)

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Michael Steve Waller III, 23, of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Carl Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Thursday at the church. Memorials: The family. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.
Mr. Waller was born on July 9, 1992, in Vandalia. He was the son of Dan and Carla (Sidwell) Engelbrektson. He married Kayla Schneider.
Michael was a true outdoorsman – he began hunting at an early age to help provide for his family. This taught Michael a true appreciation for nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed boating, fishing and kayaking, among other outdoor hobbies. Michael was a hard worker and was known for keeping busy. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved playing tricks on family and friends. But his true love was being a father to Eli and spending time with his family. He was a skilled carpenter for Charlie Pryor Construction.
Besides his mother and father, he is survived by his wife; son, Eli Scott Waller; brothers and sisters, Monica Grigg, Cary Miller, twin brother Casey Waller, Dani Leas, Kyle Engelbrektson, Isaac Engelbrektson and Gustav Engelbrektson; grandmothers, Donna Hames and Mary Engelbrektson; grandfather, Carl Sidwell; and 16 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Kenneth Engelbrektson, and a nephew, Easton Grigg.

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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from May 3 to May 11, 2016