Michael "Mike" Lee Roy Willard, 76, of Machesney Park, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born on July 28, 1944 in West Plains, Missouri to Lee Roy and Thelma (Judd) Willard. Mike graduated from Harlem High School and went on to graduate from Rockford College. He married Joyce Bernadette Armanetti on March 22, 1967. Mike worked in Human Resources and was the Vice President at Rockford Powertrain. He also worked at J.L. Clark and various other facilities.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; son, Timothy Willard; brother, Terry (Diana) Willard of North Carolina and their children and grandchildren; sister-in-law, Beatrice Fillmore; special friend, Bob Scherff and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, parents-in-law, Frank and Florence Armanetti; sister-in-law, Beverly Francoeur and 3 brothers-in-law.
Mike will be especially missed by his dog, Angel.
No services to be held at this time.
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