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Mike Sehie

veteranAug 24th, 1950 - Feb 15th, 2021

Graveside Ceremony:  11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora, with the presentation of military funeral honors




     Michael “Mike” D. Sehie, age 70, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021.

     He was born August 24, 1950, in Flora, the son of Anthony Russell and Rotha Marie (Burt) Sehie.  He was previously married to Ada Bowen and Nikki Owen.  He later married Jacki Pickel on August 17, 2011, and she survives.

     Mike proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a former Commander of Flora American Legion Post 14 where he has currently been serving as Post Commander of the Military Funeral Honors Firing Squad.  He had worked in the oil fields and for Union Oil Company for 30 years, and later worked at NAL until retirement.  Mike enjoyed playing cards and golfing with his friends.  He was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.

     He is survived by his wife: Jacki Sehie of Flora; 3 sons: Levi Sehie of Xenia, Lucas Sehie of East Prairie, Missouri, and Chad Johnson of Flora; 2 stepdaughters: Mackenzi Windle and Sydney Rudolphi; grandchildren: Jessica Sehie, Collin Sehie, Kassidy Sehie, Kayla Murphy, Cleo Johnson, Keagen Johnson, and Kendrick Johnson, Avery Henderson, and Reese Briscoe; great-grandchildren: Blakely Shipman, Brantley Wood, and Daxten Villers; siblings: Linda Kay Ross of Mission, Texas, Tony Dean (Anne) Sehie of Eldorado, Kansas, and Debbie (Gary) Krutsinger of Decatur; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister: Sharon Lagle Poteet.

     A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Those attending are asked to come directly to the cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora American Legion Post 14 and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:


Sharon Riggleman

Jun 5, 1951 - May 17, 2021

Mary Jo Harvey

Feb 17, 1931 - May 13, 2021

Doris Wathan

Nov 17, 1938 - May 7, 2021

Myra Adkins

Oct 12, 1962 - May 7, 2021

Tony Mock

Jul 10, 1940 - May 4, 2021




Alan Huff

February 16th

So sorry to hear that God Bless

Delbert & Sharyn Carter

February 16th

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. he will be truly missed

Brenda Rinehart

February 16th

R.I.P. my cousin 🇺🇸

Larry D Sehie

February 16th

Rest in peace. You will be missed

Rhesa Eckelberry

February 16th

So sorry for your loss

Mary Anne Maxwell

February 16th

So sorry to hear this. My condolences to the family.

Bud & Linda Martin

February 16th

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Good memories of him during our FTHS days. Our prayers to his family. RIP Nike❣️

Rick and Trudy Stanford

February 16th

We are so so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We are so sorry

Larry & Kathy Hagen

February 16th

So sorry to hear about Mike. May God bless his family.

Bruce Nunnallee

February 16th

R.I.P. my friend.

Larry and Donna Milner

February 16th

so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Mary Anne Pittman

February 17th

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for family, friends, and the Veterans he held dear.

Jennifer Davis

February 16th

Good person.....Always kind...Prayers to the family!!

Cathy Sledge Kieta

February 16th

I am so sorry to hear this. May God wrap your family in his arms. My prayers are with all of you.

Tim Dunahee

February 16th

Mike was a very good friend of mine. He loved to play cards and we met two times a week over the past several years to play cards, usually 4-5 hours a night. He was very good and most occasions won. Mike had two great loves. 1st was for veterans. He would often got to Veteran funerals and send them off with a 21 gun salute. But even greater was his love for his granddaughter. Sometimes he would miss games just to stay home with her. He spoke of her often and loved doing things with her. He watched a lot of movies with her. He told me that her favorite movie was "Annie" and they had watched it so many times that they wore it out. I remember he had me order a new copy for her. Mike was a kind man and had respect for all those he was around. He truly will be missed.

David Bryden

February 16th

I know how much military veterans meant to Mike, and I know how much he did to help their memorials. rest in peace comrade you deserve it.

Mike and Sharon Gray

February 16th

So sorry for your loss. Used to visit with Mike at McDonald's before the pandemic. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends.

Kevin & Gena Martin

February 16th

So sorry to hear this. Mike was always a wonderful person. He will be missed. Praying for the family.

Betty Tucker Simmons

February 17th

Heaven got a good man, R.I.P MIKE

Judi Hardy Wenck

February 17th

Linda, TonyDean and Debbie I’m so shocked and sorry to hear about Mike. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Just doesn’t seem possible RIP Mike.

Vicki Dulaney Sledge

February 17th

So sorry for your loss. Mike was a very good person.

Tim Seelman

February 17th

Enjoyed our fishing days ! Rest easy .

Dena Rinehart Cain

February 17th

I have such fond memories of Mike. He was a great guy. He will definitely be missed.

Betty (Patterson) Bryant

February 17th

RIP Mike!! So many fond childhood memories!! Some day we will all be joined together again!!

Steve Welty Sr

February 17th

Mike was a good friend, sad to hear the news. He was a good veteran, and Commander of the Firing Squad locally. He will be missed. Deepest condolences from Ruthie and me to the family.

Tom and Maria "Button" Pemberton

February 17th

R.I.P. Mike! We will miss you, especially Avery. ❤️

Charlie and Patty Peters

February 17th

Mike was such a nice guy. Our prayers are with you all.

Ella Burgess

February 17th

So sorry to hear about Mike, prayers for the family

Wayne & Ricki Lapington

February 17th

So sorry for the loss of Mike! Sending prayers!🙏

Margarett Cosner

February 17th

So sorry to hear this....another good guy gone. You will be missed.

Steve and Misty Wheeler

February 17th

So sorry for your loss...Mike was a great guy..hugs

Pam (Glassford) Smith

February 17th

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mike was a childhood friend ever since 1st grade...he was a great guy and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, Mike.

Karen (Boyd) Foster

February 17th

I was so sad to hear this news! Mike and I were classmates all through school in Flora. He was always a kind, friendly person. Because I moved from Illinois, I didn’t get to see him often in recent years, but we enjoyed short conversations catching up at class reunions or chance meetings at grocery stores, etc. I know he loved his family dearly and I will be keeping you all in my prayers.

Jon and Connie Masters

February 17th

Rest In Peace Mike

Terri Gill Barche

February 17th

Prayers for the family. I will miss my friend.

Steve and Nancy Mink

February 17th

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for all who love him.

David Lewis

February 17th

Hello friends. I am so sorry to hear about our good friend, Mike. Mike was always a lot of help to the Veterans. Mike was also in our Flora High School class of 1968. We will always treasure our memories of Mike. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis

Carl and Brenda Bandy

February 19th

Debbie and all your family, we are so sorry you have lost Mike. 😢 Our thoughts, prayers, love and many hugs go out for/to each of you. God bless all of you. ❤🙏

Kevin and Jana Henry

February 17th

Levi, Deb and family. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time. Mike was always fun to be around. Rely on God and memories to get you through.

Terry (Al) and Donna Myers

February 18th

Jackie and family thinking of you and wish you peace. The ones we've lost are found in our memories

Libbie Oakes

February 18th

Jacki, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Greg Phillips

February 18th

Prayers and Good Thoughts

Sharon David

February 18th

Mike was a good friend. Lots of laughs about him sharing a common birthday. You will definitely be missed my friend. Prayers for comfort for the family.

Valinda Martin

February 19th

RIP cousin and comrade in arms🇺🇸

Norman and Shirley Fry Workman

February 18th

So sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during this time.

Korbi Chatleston & Chris Karr

February 18th

Rest in peace mike. You are now in a good place. Little miss Avery is sure gonna miss her pawpaw.

Sherrie Kuster

February 18th

Forever in our hearts

Dunnigans, Dave & Rita

February 18th

Vincent,Bertha,Clifford,Margie up with you now Rita & Dave still in the wings Across the cooncreek bridge up a hill to the home place we lived, neighbors to the Sehies I remember as my family did Mikey Sehie Played a many Red Rover, board games, hide n seek We all then grew up and went our ways with adventures ahead of us, but will always remember Mikey Rest In Peace Mikey, Sharon,Clifford, Margie Your neighbors & sister are waiting for you, it’s your turn to send someone over

Josh and Lori Phillips

February 18th

Rest In Peace cousin Mike.


February 18th

Thoughts & Prayers for family, friends, and acquaintances.

Billye Young

February 18th

RIP MIKE Sympathy to his family

Robert A. (Bob) Lewis

February 18th

Such a shock to hear of Mike's passing! My Condolences to the entire family! I'll say what many have said before me."Tell your love ones you love them today, because you never know, it could be the last time you will be able to tell them"! Rest in Peace Mike, your tour is over! Salute and God Bless!

Doug & Debbie (Showalters) Slover

February 18th

Our sincere sympathies, prayers and comfort for Mike’s family and friends. 🇺🇸

The Bill Sehie Family

February 18th

With heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

Paul Stanford

February 18th

Sincerest condolences on your loss to the entire Sehie family

Troy and Sandy Thomas

February 19th

So sorry to hear about Mike. He was a good neighbor to us years ago when we lived out by golf course Thinking of the family in the days weeks months ahead.

Jennifer Davis

February 19th

Prayers for all the family for their healing!

Bernie Colclasure

February 19th

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I remember him when we used to ride the school bus together while attending Flora High. He was a good guy who had a commitment to veterans. Blessings to his family and friends (there are so many).

Don and Vana Carlyle

February 20th

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Our prayers and condolences to his family.


February 21st

Prayers for your sorry to hear this Levi!

Linda Sheley

February 21st

I was so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great cousin and friend to me and he will be missed very much. Sending prayers to his wife and family. God bless.

Paula Rector (Hill)

February 22nd

Sorry for your loss. Mike was a good guy

Cindy Boose

February 22nd

My heart is breaking for your loss. I'm so very sorry. You are in my thoughts, heart, and prayers. I pray you find some comfort through God, family, friends, and special memories.

Charity Quick, Jacob & Tanner Jordan

February 24th

Mike was my stepdad, and the best Papa to my boys. He used to love spending time with Jacob, either fishing or picking up golf balls! They had plans to go fishing this spring. We love and miss you Papa Mike!

Carl Zimmerman

February 28th

Sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Classmates and good friends for many years. Shared many conversations over a few brews. Always seemed to be in a good mood. Many tales from the glory day's. My thoughts go out to all the family members. May his soul rest in peace. Never to be forgotten. A friend Carl Zimmerman.

Norman and Shirley Fry Workman

March 5th

So sorry for your loss. He was a super person. All are in our thoughts and prayers.



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