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Michael McPherson

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 5:01 p.m. CDT

A life celebration service for Pastor Michael McPherson, 66, Grayslake, will be held Friday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Libertyville.

Pastor Mike faithfully served his Lord and Hope Lutheran Church, Long Grove, for more than 36 years.  

He was ordained into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1973 and was instrumental in founding the Interfaith Council of Buffalo Grove.

McPherson is the beloved husband of Nancy (Canfield) for 43 years; loving father of Amy (Joe) Herron, Amanda (TJ) Dziekanski and Michael (Kelly) McPherson; dear grandfather of Joseph, Jack, Audrey, Nadine, Emma, Carson, Macy, and Miles; fond brother of James McPherson, Pamela (Dave) Rogula, Patricia Hagemann and Paula (Don) Warner; cherished nephew of Homer Sell, Ted and Larry McPherson; and uncle of many.  

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1660 Checker Road, Long Grove, and lying in-state will be Friday, Dec. 20 at 9:30 am at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 29700 N. St. Mary’s Road, Libertyville, followed by the life celebration service at 11 a.m.   Cremation will be private.  

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pastor Mike McPherson Memorial Fund.  

Arrangements were entrusted to Kolssak Funeral Home, Wheeling.

For more information call 847-537-6600, or www.funerals.pro or Facebook.

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