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Michael Dean McArtor, 52, of McHenry IL, passed peacefully in his sleep Monday April 17, 2023. Mike,
as known by most, was a kind soul. He was born September 3, 1970, the son of Hubert and Cheryl
McArtor. He grew up in McHenry and lived there until his passing. He was a wonderful son, brother,
uncle, and friend.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer and Jayne Homan; great uncle, Robert Dean Sayles
He is survived by his loving parents; sisters, Janie (Keith) Magnus and Tracie (Wayne) Mandel;
grandmother, Alice Patterson; niece, Kerrigan Magnus; nephews, Keenan Magnus, Kayden Magnus,
Kellen Magnus, Brandon (Rachel) Gonzalez, Joshua Gonzalez, and Jesiah Gonzalez; great niece, Evelyn
Gonzalez; great nephews, Elliott and Zachary Gonzalez; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mike graduated from Johnsburg High School in 1988 and most recently worked for H&H Graphics as the
Games Production Director, where he quickly mastered his skill. “Mac”, as he was known at the plant
had a tremendous knowledge of all aspects of printing complex jobs. His co-workers adored him, and he
was a compassionate person who took great pride in his work.
He cherished his friendships and had many that lasted his lifetime, He was a loyal friend and confidant.
He had many hobbies through the years, bowling, slot cars, camping, gardening, cooking, and fishing. He
was known to make hundreds of delicious truffles for everyone he knew. He took many fishing trips and
always enjoyed sharing stories of his latest catch. His most loved hobby was fantasy football, where he
organized, planned, and studied the game and became an avid player and winner. He always loved a
good game of competition.
If you knew Mike, you knew he loved his dogs. His German Shepherds were a big part of his life. He
raised many litters and helped bring joy to many families. He raised and gifted one special pup for a
young child with autism, making a wonderful impact on the whole family. His tenderheartedness came
out in the most delicate moments.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Hamsher Lakeside
Funeral and Cremations in Fox Lake with a graveside ceremony immediately following at Grant Cemetery in Ingleside.