Harper, Michael Donald Age 50, of Park Ridge, IL on September 11, 2013. Loving husband of Kelley (Kiernan), father of Jack, Katie, and Maddie. Son of Kay Pavell and Don Harper. Step son of Paula Harper and the late George Pavell. Son-in-law of Ellen and Vince Kiernan. Brother of Dan (Jennifer) Harper, Laura (Ramon) Villareal. Brother-in-law of Vince (Sarah) Kiernan, Regina (Michael) Gade, Michael (Sharon) Kiernan, and Kathlene (Kevin) Linehan. Step brother of Brian (Mary) Malpeli, Lisa (Jim) Olson, and Dawn (Dan) Porrey, Steve (Season) Pavell, Ruth (Rob) Dowler, Diane (Jack) Peters. Awesome uncle of 33 nieces and nephews. An opportunity to come by and say "Hi" at South Park Church, 1330 Courtland Avenue, Park Ridge, IL on Monday, September 16 from 4-8pm. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 17 at 2pm also at South Park Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Park Lawn, an organization that services individuals with developmental disabilities (www.parklawn.com). Or support Mike's passion for furthering family education (www.familyeducationfund.com). Mike was larger than life and a true friend to everyone. For info Cooney Funeral Home (847)685-1002 www.cooneyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sept. 15, 2013