|Miguel P. Tapia|
|February 19, 1959 - August 17, 2012|
|of Taylor Ridge, Illinois|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 312 W. 1st St., Milan, IL|
|Vigil Service: 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL|
|Interment: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island, IL |
|Miguel P. Tapia, 53, of Taylor Ridge, IL, died Friday August 17, 2012 at his home, following a courageous battle with leukemia.|
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, where a rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Miguel Pizano Tapia was born February 19, 1959 in Moline, IL, a son of Erasmo Tapia Espinosa and Nicolasa Pizano de Tapia. He married Tamara L. Olson on July 24, 1982 in Rock Island, IL. She preceded him in death on August 15, 2010.
Miguel was a maintenance supervisor for 32 years at William Young Apartments in Milan. He loved spending time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle, and enjoying the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by all. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Milan.
Survivors include his daughter, Jessica Tapia Mier, and her husband Bryan, Rock Island; son, Michael Tapia, Taylor Ridge; granddaughter, Eliana Mier, Rock Island; god-daughter, Isabel Tapia; brothers and sisters (and spouses), Jose P. Tapia, Sr., Erasmo P. Tapia, Rodrigo P. (Luisa) Tapia, Isabel (Andres) Tapia de Orsorio, Raul P. (Graciela) Tapia, Maria Tapia, Jesus P. (Maria) Tapia, Sylvia (Elias) Tapia de Carrillo, Maximiliano P. (Penny) Tapia, Margarito P. (Marieta) Tapia, Rafael P. (Lucy) Tapia, Nicolas P. (Georgia) Tapia, and Antonio P. (Lourdes) Tapia; mother-in-law, Rose Olson, Milan; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Miguel is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, Manuel P. Tapia.
Our deepest symphathy to the Tapia Family...
Mike was a wonderful person..we will miss him so much!
-- James and Jolene Milligan
We are so very sad to hear that Miguel has lost his brave fight with cancer. His strength and positive attitude throughout his terrible ordeal showed what a great man he was. He had an obvious love and pride for his children and granddaughter. Please accept our sincere sympathies. We will miss him.
-- Tom and Jan Schmulbach
My deepest condolences to your family, I have had the honor of working with Mike for 11 years. I loved hearing all the stories about his wonderful kids and family and he was do proud of being a Grandpa. I was always amazed on how well he cared for his Mother in law Rose. I will miss him very much.
-- Debra Johnson
For the past 2 years Mike has been a wonderful friend and I will truly miss his big smile, hearty laughter and his amazing friendship that he had given to me. I was truly blessed to have him as a co-worker as he was the best. My prayers and thoughts go out to his children Jessica, Bryan and Mike and his beautiful Granddaughter who was the light of his life, and his whole family. May God keep watch over you all in this time of sorrow.
-- Sue Dhabalt
My most heatfelt Sympathy goes out to all of you. I was so saddened to learn of Mike's passing. I know he is with your Mother now and in no pain. May his memories help all of you get thru this trying time. We have all missed him terribly at William Young. No one can ever take his place .. I really don't think they could keep up with him! We were always telling him to slow down! lol He will forever be remembered for all the kindness shown to so many of us. Rest in Peace Mike. You will never be forgotten here. God Bless you and your family.
-- Sandra Roeder
To My Dearest Jessica, I love you and I am so very sorry for your loss. If your Dad had to go anywhere I am SO happy he is with your Mom now. I wish like anything you did not have to go through this but I know the faith you have and therefore you will get through this with the help of God, family and friends. I am always here for you FRIEND.
-- KIM DECKER
Our most sincere and deepest condolences to THE TAPIA family. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.....our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Rosie Villareal & Family. North Platte Nebraska
-- Rosie Villarreal
May god give you ALL the strength to cope during this difficult time. Know that you are ALL in our thoughts and prayers. Peace & Love Cecilia Flores & Girls - San Antonio Texas
Cecilia Villarreal & Girls
-- Cecilia Villarreal Flores
Dear Jessica, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Love and God bless, Pam and Marc Garcia
-- Pam Garcia
mike,i am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.you have my sympathy during this sad time.i remember our talking of your dads illness at the time my nephew was fighting cancer and of loosing my nephew to this horrible disease.i want you to know i know the pain you are in but now your dad will be at peace.thinking of you during this sad time and lindsay also-your co-worker-chris
-- chris ohl-night secretary genesis medical center
So sorry to learn of Mike's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. I have resided at "William Young" for 3 years, Mike was a terrific worker and will be greatly missed, but never be replaced.
-- NORMA SHORT
nuestras mas sinceras condolencias a la familia TAPIA-PIZANO Dios los bendiga de parte de la familia De Silva
-- Juan De Silva
Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias a la Familia Tapia-Pizano Dios los bendiga de parte de Familia De Silva
-- juan de silva
Hoy me entero que partiste...Te envío una rosa como la que siempre me regalabas al regresar de la prepa.Se que fuiste un guerrero que lucho hasta el final para estar con los que amabas pero se que has de estar feliz por que te reencontraste con tu esposa.Yo también soy una guerrera contra el Lupus y se que cuando llegue mi última batalla nos volveremos a encontrar...Mickey, descansa en paz, te recuerdo con un cariño muy especial.
Familia Tapia Pizano, reciban mis más sentidas condolencias en estos momentos tan difíciles. Reciban un fuerte abrazo lleno de cariño.
-- Gaby García