Saturday, July 23, 2011

SPRINGFIELD - Mick Rosendahl, 55, of Springfield, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at St. John's Hospital after a valiant battle against cancer the past three months.Mick was born February 24, 1956 in Chatsworth, IL, the son of William and Constance Manthey Rosendahl. He married Kimberly Cunningham on October 30, 1982 in Springfield.Mick earned his bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration from the U of I in Champaign. He worked as a Senior Grant Administrator for IDNR for 25 years where he assisted in the development of parks and recreation facilities in communities throughout Illinois. Mick also had a passion for ensuring recreation facilities were accessible for anyone with a disability to enjoy. Over the years, Mick volunteered his time with Big Brother/Big Sister, Boys Clubs and United Way. He was also an FBI Citizens Academy alumni. Mick enjoyed working with young people and actively followed his son's and nieces' and nephews' sports teams, especially soccer.Mick's great sense of humor and his compassion for anyone, especially kids, who needed a helping hand will not soon be forgotten by the many people whose lives he touched.Mick was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his wife, Kim of Springfield; two sons, Zachary (wife, Brittany) Rosendahl and Joshua Rosendahl, both of Springfield; grandchildren, Carter Holloman and one on the way; siblings, Steve Rosendahl of Phoenix, AZ, Julie Waldschmidt of Odell and Danny Debien of Belgium; brother and sisters-in-law, Barbara (husband, Ken) Graves of Springfield, Bob (wife, Brenda) Cunningham of Springfield and Pam (husband, Mike) Corrigan of Clinton; mother and fathers-in-law, Arlene "Annie" and Richard Bales of Springfield and Bob and Judy Cunningham of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.Memorial Gathering: 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.Memorial Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Chiola officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be made to: Mick Rosendahl Memorial Fund @ Southwind Park c/o Bank of Springfield, 850 E. Madison, Springfield, IL 62701.Please visit to offer your condolences

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