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Mitch York

Birth Date: May 11, 1963
Death Date: August 8, 2018

Mitchell Andrew York, 55 of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in his home surrounded by his family. 

Mitch was born May 11, 1963, in Decatur, to M. Ray and Shirley Jean (McCoy) York. He married Katherine Elizabeth Tappendorf on September 18, 1988 in Decatur. He worked for Parke Warehouse for 22 years. Mitch loved NASCAR, grilling out and just spending quality time with family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Katherine; his four children, Caleb York of Decatur, Joshua (Sammie Bratzel) Hamilton of Kenosha, WI, Paege (Greg Maltby) York of Decatur and Maria (Raymond) Hollgarth of Phoeniz, AZ; his parents, Ray and Shirley York of Decatur; grandchildren, Selena, Dakota, Ray, Jr., Judy, Travis, Saphira, Shaniya, Kenzo and Baby Maltby; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his brother, Matthew York. 

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mitch York will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Fork Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter 2258 Weldon Parkway – St. Louis, MO 63146. 

The family of Mitch York is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at 

August 13, 2018
5:00 pm
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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Funeral Service
August 14, 2018
11:00 am
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526
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August 14, 2018
12:00 pm
North Fork Cemetery
Decatur, IL
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  1. Our sincerest condolences to Kat and the kids, Ray and Shirley. Mitch will be truly missed by a great many. I personally could never bowl, throw darts, play softball, deer hunt, float a river, ride a Harley, have a cookout, or eat a chicken wing without thinking of him. I won’t miss the many moons.

  2. Mitch York

    Written by: Jan and Bruce Niesman

    I’m so sorry your family had to endure the pain and loss because of this disease. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Sharon Beatty

    Written by: Sharon Beatty

    Shirley and Ray, I don’t know if you will remember me but I am the mother of Kelly. When we remember her childhood Mitch‘s name always came up as her first boyfriend. I think they may have been in first grade. Mitch may have not even known she liked him. It’s a fond memory and Mitch is not forgotten. I am so sorry you have lost your beloved son.

  4. Mitch was one of the nicest people I ever met. His smile was infectious and he was a very kind man. He is in a much better place but he will certainly be missed. RIP my dear friend

  5. Mitch was a great man and will be missed! I will always remember his smile and his sense of humor! I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with the entire York family!

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