Michael Dean Bethard, 69, of Morrisonville, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 2:12 p.m. at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 25, at the First Presbyterian Church, 111 North Street in Morrisonville, with the Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Inurnment will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery at a later date. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bethard was born Nov. 2, 1949, in Taylorville, the son of Loren "Pete" and Betty (Wilson) Bethard. He married Janet Sue Spurgeon on Nov. 4, 1968, in Morrisonville, and she survives.
A 1967 graduate of Morrisonville High School, he owned and operated W.H. Kent, Inc. since 1985. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and he enjoyed trout fishing in Missouri. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Michael (companion Ann) Bethard of Taylorville; daughter, Mindy (husband Mike) Collingwood of Taylorville; grandchildren, Tyler (wife Kate) Collingwood and Allison Collingwood, both of Taylorville; siblings, Steve (wife Jenny) Bethard, Phil (wife Susan) Bethard and Kim (husband Dennis) Millburg, all of Morrisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.