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Michael R. “Slick” Rekart, Jr.

Michael R. “Slick” Rekart, Jr., 71, of Benld, IL, died at his residence on Sunday, March 20, 2022.

He was born April 20, 1950, in Litchfield, IL to Michael R. Rekart, Sr. & Emily (Soltis) Rekart.

He worked for Cerner.  Michael enjoyed working on computers and riding his motorcycles.  He was a veteran of the US Army.

He is survived by his sons, Michael (Christine) Rekart III, Jason Rekart, grandchildren, Nicholas Rekart, Noah Rekart, Thomas Rekart, Lucas Rekart, Michael Rekart, Christopher Rekart, Braydon Rekart, Trinity Rekart, Triston Rekart, sisters, Judy Law, Cindy Rekart and companion, Kam Bomkamp.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Linda Basso and Debra Vath.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.  Funeral services are Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL.

Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld, IL.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, is in charge of the arrangements.