Michael Thomas Vawter was born on November 3, 1952 at St. Francis Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.  He departed this life on Monday, July 9, 2018 peacefully in his home. 
Mike graduated from Macomb Senior High in 1970 and from Western Illinois University in 1990 with a degree in Supply Chain Management.
Mike married Charlotte Pointer and to this marriage one child was born, Chanda Dee Vawter.  Chanda was his pride and joy.  One of his proudest moments was attending Chanda's pinning ceremony upon the completion of her nursing degree.
During his lifetime Mike had several jobs.  He worked for General Telephone Electronics for several years.  Later, he worked for ZATA Industries, Kroger, Webster, and Maytag in supply chain management.
Michael took great pleasure in spending time with his family and friends, especially his daughter and her fiancé Roger Tobiasz.
Mike is survived by his brothers Marc, and David (Alison); his sister Sue Kupfer (Bob); his daughter Chanda; his brother-in-law Jim Bennett; his ex-wife Charlotte; and his step-sisters Kathy Torrance, Pam Knudson, and Angie Klemp. Also surviving are his nephews Jason (Misha) and Scott (Jennifer)Bennett and Clay Kupfer (Melissa) and Geoffrey Bennett ; nieces Maggie and Frances Long; and great nieces Carley, Annie, and Emily Kupfer and Sydney Bennett.
Mike was proceeded in death by his father Max Vawter; his mother Ruth Kugler; his step-father Bob Kugler; and his sister Janis Bennett.
Michael will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.
Graveside services will be Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, Illinois. Memorials in his honor may be left at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com