Thomas Michels

July 17, 1950 - May 2, 2017
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Thomas E. “Tom” Michels, 66, of Rockford, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Rockford after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Born July 17, 1950, son of Howard and Ruth (Johnson) Michels. Tom graduated with a double Master’s degree from Indiana University, and he worked primarily in marketing and sales. Tom loved reading and history, but most of all, he loved his family.
Tom is loved and missed by his son, David (Melissa Peebles) Michels, sister, Ruthanne (George) Sorensen, close friend and former wife, Jill Michels; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Jim Michels.
Private services will be held. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Born: July 17, 1950
Died: May 2, 2017

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Bill and Sharon Scheer posted on 5/6/17

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. We were next door neighbors for 10 years. We have a lot of memories of Tom and Jill and David. Had many good times over the years. Our sympathies to your family. Bill and Sharon Scheer


Jay Dewey posted on 5/6/17

Sorry for your loss. Worked with & became friends with Tom at Camcar. Spent many hours traveling accross the country and enjoying his humor. Remeber how happy he was when David was born. He shed tears of Joy.


Linda melby posted on 5/4/17

Keeping you close in our hearts ❤️.... prayers for your father David.... Love Aunt Linda & Uncle Ray