Michael Earl Mains, 78 of Danville, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 in Danville, Illinois. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm CST at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Service will follow at 12:00pm with Pastor Jim Boudouris officiating.
Michael was born on July 22, 1941 to Earl and Gladys (Evans) mains. Michael was a graduate of Danville High School in 1959 and was a graduate of Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois in 1963.
He spent his life in the Danville area working at JC Penney and 32 years at Prudential. He had a passion for insurance which led to a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. His dedication to his career led him to earn his CLU and ChFC designation.
In 1963, he married Sharon R. Hinton in Newtown, Indiana. Their marriage led to a fruitful and loving life together, which ended abruptly with her passing in 2004.
During their 40 years together, they had three children: Tina (David) Ammermann of Champaign, Illinois, Tonya Mains of Plainfield, Indiana, and Travis (Debra) Mains of Danville, Illinois. Grandchildren: Tyler Ammermann of Chicago, Illinois, Morgan Mains of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, McKenzie (Calvin) Meyer of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jordan (Brye) Creek of Covington, Indiana, and Austin Anderson of Pittsboro, Indiana.
During their 40-year marriage, Michael and Sharon enjoyed traveling in both Wisconsin and Arizona seasonally. Michael was blessed to continue this enjoyment with his companion Karen S. Drennan. Michael and Karen shared many adventures, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
During Michael’s retirement, he became deeply passionate about Veterans. He worked diligently to help the Vermilion County War Museum with his good friend, Harold “Sparky” Songer.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Gladys Mains, his brother, Patrick Mains, and in-laws, Albert and Zana Hinton. He is survived by: Sister-in-law, Nancy Mains of Decatur, Illinois and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marc and Dinah Hinton of Blairsville, Georgia, Nephew Ryan and Rebecca Hinton of Tennessee, and John Mains of South Carolina.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials can be given to the Vermilion County War Museum and to the Veteran’s Housing at the Veteran’s Administration.
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