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Mike Trinkle

July 12, 1944 — October 8, 2019

Mike Trinkle, 75, passed away on October 8, 2019 at his home in Tipton, IN.

Mike was born July 12, 1944 in Champaign, Illinois to Gerald and Violet (Pasley) Trinkle. He was preceded in death by his sister “Ande” Ogle.

He was a member of the Champaign Fire Department from 1967 – 1996 where he retired as a Captain. Mike also served with the State Fire Marshall and was a Fire Science Instructor at Parkland College. Mike was a lifelong Cubs fan and was able to see a Cubs victory this summer at Wrigley Field with his daughters and sister Kay. After watching game 7 of the World Series with his daughters Mike said he really wasn’t sure he really would see the Cubs win but was glad he did.

Mike married Karen “Kaye” Strader in 2002, she survives as do his children Angie (Wyatt) Robinson, Lori (Michael) Vancil, Amy (Shannon) Archer and stepchildren John (KT) Strader, Chris (Mike) Harlow, Sandee (Eric) McMillen. He is lovingly remembered by all his family including his sister Kay Trinkle, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held in Mahomet, Illinois at the United Methodist Church, 1302 E South Mahomet Road at 1:00 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, October 12 with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery with fire service honors.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Champaign Firefighter Local 1260, PO Box 3923, Champaign, IL 61826.

Young-Nichols Funeral Home is assisting the family with Mike’s arrangements.

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