Michael William Smith, age 40, of McHenry, died Monday, August 20, 2012, at his home. He
He was born September 19, 1971 in Woodstock to Tom and Billie (Barton) Smith.
A resident of McHenry since 1978, Mike attended school in McHenry, and graduated from McHenry High School-West Campus in 1989.
Employed for several years by Dana Corporation (Brake Parts), he was employed by Follett Library Services in McHenry for the past 9 years.
Mike was passionate about his love of bowling, baseball, and softball during his recreational time. He was an avid dart player. Mike will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, and his love of wearing shorts year-round, no matter what the temperature was outside.
Survivors include his mother, Billie (Michael) Ketchum of Sarona, WI, and his father, Tom (Patte) Smith of Wonder Lake; seven siblings, Stephanie Smith, Shelly (Wayde) Hummel, Brad Smith, Shawn (Mark) Nowicki, Sonja (Greg) Santoni, Shari (Jack) Dagg, and Serenity (Joshua) Jensen; many nieces and nephews; and his maternal grandfather, William Barton.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Donald and Jeanne Smith; and his maternal grandmother, Colleen Barton.
Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials be made to Special Olympics of Illinois, 103 Schelter Road #21, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.
Friend may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com. For further information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400.