Michael James Gorman - 48

8/7/1968 - 3/16/2017

Byron, IL

Michael James Gorman, age 48, died March 16, 2017. He was born on August 7, 1968 in Dixon, the son of James Dean and Mary Elaine (Fane) Gorman. He married Jodi Bruce on September 12, 1998. Mike began working with the Illinois Dept. of Corrections in 1987. He was currently the Superintendent and Tact team member at Dixon Correctional Center. Mike was a huge dog lover and avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He liked to work out and was a huge movie buff. His children remember him being a good cook and artist. Above all he loved his family and participating in the kids' activities. He is survived by his wife, Jodi; children Brandon and Ashlee; mother, Elaine (Larry) Berkenpas of Dixon; sister, Cindy Gorman of Dixon; father-in-law, Charles Lee Bruce; and dogs Coco and Elliott. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents and his mother-in-law, Judy Bruce. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron with Pastor Randy Snider of Cornerstone Family Church officiating. Visitation will be held from 3-7 PM on Friday March 24 at the funeral home. He will be buried with the ashes of his beloved dog Butkus in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are established for his children’s college fund.


3-7 PM Friday March 24 in Byron FH 3-7PM Friday March 24 in Byron FH


11AM Saturday March 25 in Byron FH

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