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Michael Danford

June 28, 1957 — August 21, 2021

Michael Danford

Michael Edward Danford, 64, of Atwood, IL passed away at 3:09 P.M. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main St., Arcola, IL.  Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at the funeral home.

Mike was born on June 28, 1957 in Decatur, IL.  He was a son of Rev. John E. and Agnes V. (Dennison) Danford.  He married Carla M. Cook on June 22, 1977 in Galton, IL; she passed away on June 13, 1987.  He later married Kathy L. Harvey on June 21, 2000 in Nashville, TN; she passed away on May 25, 2012.

He is survived by two daughters, Tobein Lee Cuvar and her husband Jon of AL and Tracy Liesman and her husband Randy of Delavan, IL, five grandchildren Maegan Douglas of Champaign, IL, Maranda Douglas of AL, Dalton McKay of Delavan, IL, Hunter Douglas of AL and Grace Liesman of Delavan, IL, one great-granddaughter, Adalynn Douglas of AL, and one brother, John Eric Danford and his wife Teresa of Port Charlotte, FL, as well as two nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two wives, Carla Danford and Kathy Danford.

Michael was a 1975 graduate of Arcola High School.

Michael was a nationally registered EMT for 25 years.  He had worked with Joe Victor, when Joe operated Ace Ambulance in Tuscola, and he worked for Arrow Ambulance in Champaign.  He also owned and operated K and M Transportation out of Atwood.

He attended Corner Stone Fellowship Church in Arthur; he was a member of the Arthur Lions Club, the Atwood Sportsman’s Club and he served on the Atwood Fire Department for 10 years.

Michael enjoyed camping at Robin Hood Forest outside of Shelbyville, IL

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

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