Michael S. Stickels
Michael Scott Stickels (born December 8, 1961) died suddenly on September 3, 2016 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Formerly of Grayslake, Michael lived his last thirty-two years as a client in one of the Clearbrook facilties, most recently the Fairfax Home in Rolling Meadows. Mike enjoyed participating in Developmental Training, Special Olympics of Illinois, Clearbrook bowling, Funfest, the Metropolis Theater production of Robin Hood, and many more. He loved Lucy’s cooking and an occasional night out at Sam’s. Michael’s family will dearly miss him. He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Stickels and his mother, Jean Duell Stickels, both of Grayslake. He is survived by three brothers, Steven (Bing) Stickels of Siloam Springs, AR; Douglas (Leslie) Stickels of Wheaton, IL.; and David Stickels of Tahlequah, OK. He is also survived by his step-mother Phyllis Stickels of Grayslake, IL. and step-sisters Debra (Paul) Claxton of Hainesville, IL. and Tamien (Sheldon) Lustig of Deerfield, IL. Two uncles and many nephews, nieces, and cousins will miss him as will his Fairfax family – client brothers and staff.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL. 60030 A reflection and interment will take place on Friday, September 9 at 11:00 am at Avon Centre Cemetery (intersection of Route 83 and Shorewood Road in Grayslake.) In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Clearbrook (restricted to Fairfax), 1835 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005.