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Michael Shireman

March 26, 1995 — March 26, 2019

Michael Shireman

Michael Joshua Shireman

Age 24 of Tacoma, Washington, and formerly of Gardner, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2019.

Born March 26, 1995 in Morris, Illinois, Michael is a son of Jessica Broderick (Freddie Otero) of Saunemin, Illinois and Michael Alan Shireman (Jennifer Shenk) of Dwight, Illinois. He was raised in Gardner and graduated from Gardner - South Wilmington High School with the Class of 2013.

Mikey owned and operated The Barker Shop in Tacoma and played in numerous bands, both as a bassist and vocalist.

Remembered as always the center of attention and life of the party, Mikey loved being with family and spending time with his brothers, sisters and friends. His true passion was his music and his job. Mikey was one who was full of love, always made people laugh, and brought a smile to everyone he met.

Survivors include his parents: Jessica Broderick (Freddie Otero) of Saunemin, Illinois and Michael Alan Shireman (Jennifer Shenk) of Dwight, Illinois; step-father, Steven Woodworth of Morris, Illinois; step-mother, Jessica Shireman of Mattoon, Illinois; brothers and sister: Maryssa Woodworth, Alyssa Woodworth, Stevie Woodworth, Anna Woodworth, Matthew Shireman, Gracie Mae Shireman, and Joshua Shireman; step brother, Zakkia Hamilton; step-sister, Lamya Smith; his grandparents: Cathy Broderick of Saunemin, Donna Mae (Jack) Walker of Mesa, Arizona and David Frost of Mattoon, Illinois; aunts and uncles: Marty Broderick of Lost Creek, West Virginia, Christine Bell of Herrin, Illinois, Laura (Bob) Carpenter of Gardner, Illinois, and Stephanie Turcios and Jonathon Frost, both of Mattoon, Illinois; numerous cousins, and many friends including his best friend, Jake Gassmann of Tacoma, Washington.

Mikey was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ritchard Broderick.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Sunday morning, May 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Pastor Randy from New Life Assembly of God in Dwight will officiate. Following the services, family and friends are invited to a celebration of Mikey’s life which is being held at The Other Bar, 55 S. Daley Street (at Division Street / Illinois Route 113) in Diamond until 5:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to join with music or instruments to play during the celebration of life is welcome.

Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Mikey’s memorial page online by logging onto:

Memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815-476-2181 )

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