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Michael Locke

Published May 10,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Michael Locke of Grayslake, IL 

After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Michael Locke (age 49) went to his heavenly home on May 7, 2022.  He leaves behind his wife Eva, sons Chris and Mikie, parents Jim and Pattie, and brother Kevin.  Michael was a quiet man who loved the Lord, his family, and close friends and had a sharp sense of humor.  Those who cared for him in his final months noted that he was uncomplaining and kind even when he didn’t feel well.

Michael graduated from Warren High School and completed courses at the College of Lake County where he excelled at writing.  Michael had 20 years of experience at USA Bluebook and was known for his work ethic, passion for quality, and meticulous research. 

Michael worked on several classic car restorations in his spare time and loved to travel.  He always had several trips planned years in advance.  He was a connoisseur of music and made mixes of his favorite songs. He also loved movies and could quote lines from his favorite movies verbatim.

Michael and family currently attend Fierce Church in Grayslake. Michael had a heart for global missions and was involved in several mission trips and loved organizations like Compassion International and Feed My Starving Children.

 Visitation will be at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 pm, followed by a service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to www.compassion.com or www.fmsc.org. For more information log onto www.strangfuneral.org or call (847)223-8122.

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  1. My favorite memory of Mike was in fall of 2014. We had a family fishing trip in South Carolina. Mike came wearing a shirt that said “I support the right to arm bears.” 😂 I appreciated his goofy sense of humor. Which his son Chris definitely inherited. Mike was a kind and positive person. And he made my sister happy. For that I will always be grateful.

  2. Uncle Mike was such a loving and caring person even if I didn’t know him much. He passed away at such a young age. I wish best wishes to Aunt Eva and all his children. I wish I could’ve seen him on last chance. Best wishes to everyone -Maria

  3. Mike was such a nice guy and always willing to help. Having worked with Mike in the warehouse at USABlueBook for over 10 years, he was always a valuable resource for everyone. His commitment to doing his job to the very best of his abilities was always something I admired about him. His vast knowledge of products and procedures was something that I knew I could rely on to help with any issue I had. Mike was always my ace in the hole if something I needed help with may have come into his sphere of work. His meticulously maintained and detailed notes from his long history with the company helped solve quite a few issues for me (and that’s when he didn’t just recall the situation outright). He was a true asset to the company and his absence can never be replaced. My condolences to his family and friends. His loss will be felt by many.

  4. Mike was my give it to Mikey “he can fix anything “. I worked with Mike at USABLUEBOOK for many years with handling My tradeshows returns. I could always count on Mike to make sure the product was returned back to stock like it should. He was always willing to help and always had a smile when I approached him with any task. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Take comfort and knowing that absence from the body forever presence with the lord.

  5. Eva and family, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you in the tremendous loss of your husband.. Continued prayers for strength & peace

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