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Mike W. Laswell

August 20, 1967 March 26, 2018
Mike W. Laswell
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Obituary for Mike W. Laswell

Mike W. Laswell, 50, of Eldorado, passed away, March 26, 2018 in Evansville, IN.

Mike was born on August 20, 1967 in West Frankfort to Vernon Leon Laswell and the late Cathy (Simms) Glenn. Mike attended Little Chapel Church and worked as a Postal supervisor in Carmi, and before as a postal carrier in Eldorado for many years. Mike loved softball and taught many kids, coaching them and helping them in pitching. Softball was his passion and the pitching mound was his platform and the kids were his ministry.

On June 14, 2010 he married Kim Bartley and she survives in Eldorado. He is also survived by a daughter Michaela (Fiance – Dylon Yates) Laswell of Eldorado and a son Thomas (Sarah) Laswell of Hinesville, GA (Serving in Korea), Two grandchildren, Cooper Wayne Yates and Chloe Kayelynn Nicole Laswell. His father Vernon Leon Lasewll of Herrin. He is also survived by two brothers: Joe Laswell of West Frankfort and Roy Johnson of Marion. Also surviving is Nieces and nephews: Brittany Coston, Dylan Coston, Jake Bartley, Ryan Bartley, Maci Laswell and Michael Laswell, and his Brother-in-law Jeff (Tracy) Bartley of Carmi and a sister-in-law Melissa (Steve) Norman of Owensville, IN and his mother-in-law Janet Bartley of Eldorado. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Paul Bartley and a sister Tammy Feezer and a brother Larry.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Watson Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Steed officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in his memory to the Eldorado High School Softball Program and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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