Michael Gordon Hjelm 42, of Elgin passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. He was born on December 14, 1972 in Chicago, the son of the late Gordon and late Constance (Delisi). Survivors include: his Step-Mother, Camille, Sister Michele and two nephews Nathanial and Ethan.
Michael was a true outdoors man and loved his hunting, fishing and just paddling down the Fox River in his kayak. He was loved by all his relatives and friends. The outpouring of condolences are overwhelming as are the beautiful words and thoughts expressed by all the lives that he has touched along his very short 42 years with us.
Funeral Services are as follows: Visitation will be Sunday, 11/15/15 from 3PM to 8PM at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division Street, Elgin, IL. 60120. On Monday 11/16/15, visitation will be from 9AM until the 10AM Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 397 Fulton St., Elgin, IL. Cremation will take place following the service. Entombment will be held at a future date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Elgin and will be private. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers that your donation be sent to: Fishery & Wildlife Biology Memorial Scholarship, In Memory of Michael G. Hjelm, P. O. Box 1870, Ft. Collins, Co. 80522
Michael you were so special and funny and compassionate. I will miss you much and we will connect in our prayers and nature the beauty of Our Creator.And yes Michael I will watch over Michele.