James Mikel "Mike" Hertenstein, 63, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:50 P.M. April 24, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was born June 15, 1954 in Tampa, Florida to the late James R. and Shirley Ann (Lyle) Hertenstein.
Mike is survived by his children, Travis Hertenstein and wife, April of Mount Vernon and Casey Crowell and husband, Jason of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; grandchildren, Carter Hertenstein of Mount Vernon, Reese Hertenstein of Mount Vernon, and Keegan Hertenstein of Benton; and nephew, Lyle Hertenstein of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his son, James Collin Hertenstein and brother, Steven Lyle Hertenstein.
Mike was very active in speech and acting when he was in high school. He worked as project manager for River City Construction Company for many years. Mike’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Reverend Victor Long and Reverend Brett Cheek officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the mausoleum at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Mike’s honor to Angels on Assignment.