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Louis Michael Girot

Published: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 7:00 a.m. CDT

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Mr. Louis Michael “Mike” Girot, 59, of Anchorage, Alaska, and formerly of Braceville, Ill., passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in Anchorage.

Born Jan. 3, 1953, in Anchorage, Mike graduated with the Class of 1971 from Gardner-South Wilmington High School, where he excelled in wrestling. He then attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1973 -1975.

Surviving are one son, Jeffrey Girot of Norcross, Ga.; a grandson, Jeffrey Girot; his mother, Jean (Crater) Girot of Braidwood, Ill.; one brother, James (Judi) Girot of Braidwood; his companion of 26 years, Darlene Girot of Anchorage; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding him in death was his father, Lawrence Girot.

Cremation rites have been accorded. The Family will receive friends at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Hornicak will officiate.

Interment with military honors will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his name may be made to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com.

R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, is in charge of arrangements. For additional information, call the funeral home at (815) 458-2336.

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