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Mr. Michael Aaron Addis

December 3, 1954 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 66)


Michael Aaron Addis, 66, of Galesburg, died at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at home. He was born December 3, 1954, in Galesburg, the son of William Arthur and Patricia Ann (Welch) Addis.

He is survived by a son, Aaron Jacob (fiancé Kala Spry) Addis, a daughter, Ashley Janel Addis; two grandchildren, Jacob Rowan Addis, and Jace William Addis; former spouse and mother of his children, Karen (Hilman) Frakes; five sisters, Linda (Bill) Sornberger, Nancy (Bob) Fennig, Julie (David) Smith, Jennifer (Lawrence) Briggs, and Lisa (the late Jim) Shafer; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, David Michael.

Michael was a proud employee of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. He was hired in 1976 as a Carman and retired in December 2015 as a Signal Foreman. He graduated from Galesburg High School.

Michael enjoyed hunting and fishing, boating, and motorcycling, quality time with family, listening to music, and catching a Bears, Bulls, or Cubs game. He was baptized into the Catholic church and was a Christian.

Cremation will be accorded. Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice Care of Galesburg or The National Forest Foundation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be made at

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Galesburg, IL 61401


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