Mike Waller

Posted 4/7/21

Leo Michael “Mike” Waller, 79, of Danville, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the V.A. Liberty House, Danville.

A Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday, April …

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Mike Waller

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Leo Michael “Mike” Waller, 79, of Danville, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the V.A. Liberty House, Danville.

A Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Valery Burusu and the Rev. Aloysius Okey Ndeanaefo officiating. Burial follows at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Friday, with a rosary prayer starting at 9:30 a.m. In keeping with State of Illinois mandates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone attending the service must wear a mask while inside. Everyone is welcome but all are asked to keep visits short so that all who wish to pay their respects may do so.

Mr. Waller was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Paris, the son of the late Leo Jarome Waller and Anna Mary Gillivary Waller. 

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Glenda Waller; and his first cousins, Francis “Skip” Smith, Oliver “Ollie” Smith, Brian Smith, Kevin Smith, Mary Margaret Schroeder, Martha “Marty” Williams, Leonard Waller, Monica Waller, Mary Catherine Waller, Carolyn Waller Gordon, Chris Waller, Mark Waller, Mark Nagorka and Bernadine “Bernie” Bird.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerome J. Waller.

Mr. Waller spent his working days as a clerk for the V.A. hospital in Danville. Additionally, he was also a member of the United States Army and Danville Legion Post 40. He was a member of the Holy Family Church in Danville.

He lived an amazing life and had many milestones to decorate it. At 18-years-old, Mr. Waller graduated from Young America High School and then made his way to Springfield. In Springfield, he spent one year at the Latin School.

After this chapter he then traveled to Little Rock, Ark., to study philosophy and theology at St. John’s Seminary. He graduated in 1965 where he received his bachelor’s degree.

In 1967, he started basic training for the United States Army in Ft. Bliss, Texas. Afterwards, he moved to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and then to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1970, Mr. Waller moved to the Danville VA Center.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.