Michael D. Tenhaaf
1979 - 2020
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GALESBURG - Michael D. Tenhaaf, 40, Galesburg, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Oct. 20, 1979, in Galesburg, the son of Douglas W. and Vicki L. (Yelm) Tenhaaf.

He is survived by his parents, Doug and Vicki Tenhaaf of Galesburg; a sister, Erin (Jason) Stevens of Texas; grandparents, Donna and Milton Yelm and Edna Curry, all of Galesburg; three nephews; and one niece.

Michael was a chef, working at several Galesburg area restaurants over the years. Michael had a kind heart, generous spirit and gentle soul. He was always first to help those less fortunate than him. His generosity carried over in death, as he was an organ donor through the Gift of Hope organization.

Cremation will be accorded. No visitation or service is planned. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Gift of Hope at www.giftofhope.org. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is handling cremation arrangements for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.

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Published in The Register-Mail on Jul. 11, 2020.
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July 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to you both Vicki and Doug. Michael was always there for me and my children. Hanna absolutely loved him. We will miss him terribly
Nikki
Family
July 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to you both Vicki and Doug. Michael was always there for me and my children. I know Hanna absolutely loved him. We will miss him deeply.
Nikki
Family
July 17, 2020
Vicki, Doug, Erin and Jason, Im so sorry to hear about Jason. I will keep him and all of you in my prayers.
Dennis and Sheryl Yard
Friend
July 14, 2020
Vicki and Doug - I am so sorry to read of the passing of your son. Please accept my sincere condolences and know my thoughts and prayers are with you through the coming days and weeks.
Sharon Huffaker
Acquaintance
July 13, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
William J Taylor
Friend
July 12, 2020
As a friend of Erins growing up, Michael was always kind to me. I pray hes at peace and his family can also be at peace. Sending love to you all.
Lindsey Lossie
Friend
July 12, 2020
As a friend of Erins growing up, Michael was always kind to me. I pray hes at peace and his family can also be at peace. Sending love to you all.
Lindsey Lossie
Friend
July 12, 2020
m sorry to hear that your gone Mike
Danny R Collins
Friend
July 11, 2020
Im sorry for your loss Michael was a great guy.we were friends at work also I use to write to him all the time.Michael u will never be forgotten. Darlean
Darlean Learned
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