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Michael E. Parcell

December 20, 1946 — November 23, 2022


Michael E. Parcell


Age 75 of Diamond, Illinois and formerly of Lincoln Lake, Morris, Illinois, died Wednesday morning, November 23, 2022 at Heritage Health of Dwight.

Born December 20, 1946 in Mishawaka, Indiana, Michael Edward was a son of Richard Dean and Edna Bunch (Lavine) Parcell. He was raised and educated in Mishawaka; graduated from Penn High School and went on to attend Purdue University. Mike honorably served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era from February, 3, 1970 until April 1, 1977.

On August 28, 1970, Mike married Kathy Marie Durkee in Winona Lake, Indiana and he went on to make his career with ComEd, where he retired as a Nuclear Operator from the Dresden Station.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy; daughter, Jennifer Parcell-Ealey; grandsons: Anthony Baudino and Alex Baudino; siblings: Barbara Manges, Norma Fitzmaurice and James Parcell; sisters-in-law, Kay Shorb and Kris Durkee and brother-in-law, Mark Durkee.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Mike will be laid to rest with military honors in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Friday, August 11, 2023.

Family and friends wishing to participate in the cemetery services are welcome to assemble on Friday, August 11th at 9:30 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway in Coal City. A procession will depart at 9:45 a.m. for 10:30 services scheduled at the cemetery.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Mike’s memorial page online through social media.

Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Mike's memory to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or to the Heritage Health Activities Department, 300 East Mazon Avenue, Dwight, Illinois 60420.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Michael E. Parcell, please visit our flower store.

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Cemetery Service

Friday, August 11, 2023

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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