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Miyoko K. Begler

Published: Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 4:19 p.m. CDT

WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mrs. Miyoko K. "Mickey" Begler, 82, of Wilmington, Ill., passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at Morris Hospital.

Born March 31, 1930 in Japan, Miyoko was a daughter of Kikuzo and Uta Kasuya. She was raised and educated in Japan.

Mickey married Charles William Begler on June 14, 1956, in Tokyo.

Mickey was an accomplished seamstress and worked out of her home prior to gaining employment with DeMert and Dougherty in Coal City, from where she retired in 1996 after 24 years of service.

Survivors include three sons, Chuck (Brenda) Begler, Tom (Ellen) Begler and Mike (Debbie) Begler, all of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Christy Begler (fiancé, Jeff Kircher) and Jason Begler of Wilmington, Samantha (Victor) Salinas of Morris, Damian Begler of Wilmington and Krystal (Jimmy) Glidic of Plainfield, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Nathan, Breanna, Trey, Alexa, Mason and Aiden; nieces and nephews, Deb (Paul) Vote of Wilmington, David (Betty) Dermott of Urbana, Ill., Larry (Reynalda) Christopher of South Carolina and David (Beverly) Christopher of Tennessee; as well as numerous additional nieces, nephews and cousins in Japan.

Mickey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; grandchildren, C.J. Begler, Alicia Begler and Thomas Begler; sister, Fujiko (Norman) Christopher; sister-in-law, Shirley Allott; and mothers and fathers-in-law, Simon and Mary Cinotto and Charles and Jesse Begler.

A memorial is being planned for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. A complete obituary with service times will follow at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mickey's memory to the C.J. Begler Scholarship Fund, c/o the Wilmington School District 209-U Foundation for Excellence, 209 Wildcat Court, Wilmington, Ill., 60481.

Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.FRBfuneral.com.

Cremation and memorial services are being made under the direction and care of Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington. For more information, call (815) 476-2181.

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