Michael Patrick McKeon Sr. Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Monday at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg, and will continue with 11 a.m. Mass at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Interment will be private. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The life of this extraordinary man began on Nov. 9, 1942. Michael was born to Annie, nee Barrett, and Anthony McKeon. He passed away on Feb. 28, 2007. Michael is survived by his best friend and wife of 38 years, Nancy, nee Anne Ruddy; and his beloved children, Megan Maureen and Michael Patrick Jr., both of Chicago. Michael retired from the Home Juice Company as Chief Accountant. He worked as a part time Police Auxiliary Officer/Supervisor with the Schaumburg Police Department for more than 30 years. He was a Knight of Columbus, serving for many years as Financial Secretary for Council 6964 and Treasurer of the Council's 4th Degree. Michael was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 2002 and underwent many experimental chemotherapy treatments at the University of Chicago. His optimistic attitude and spirit will be missed by fellow patients, nurses and doctors. He was a loyal friend, caring family member and an outstanding father. He had a wonderful smile and a twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. He loved visiting his treasured Ireland with his family. "God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered "Come with Me". With tearful eyes we watched him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best." Memorials may be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, P.O. Box 91840, Santa Barbara, CA, 93190-1840, Funeral info, 847-882-5580 .