Michael J. Belmore

February 22, 1965 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 56)

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Michael J. Belmore, age 56, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2022 at his home in Effingham, Illinois surrounded by loved ones.

A celebrated of life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may go to the Effingham Humane Society or Donor’s Choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Michael was born on February 22, 1965 in Kankakee, IL.  Son of Robert and Barbara (Ragle) Belmore. 

Michael graduated from Effingham High School and joined the Navy upon graduation.  He spent 35 years as a union concrete finisher.  Michael enjoyed playing golf, fishing, hunting and spending time on the water.  He was an avid Chicago Bears fan.                 

Michael is survived by his fiancé, Edwina Zarate, children Erin (Tyler) Davis, Emma and Jessica Belmore, grandchildren, Jillian, Jaclyn, Silas, and Cleo; brothers Clive (June), Robert (Jen), David (Tracy); sisters Elizabeth (Marty) Stalling, Jennifer (Jack) Jansen, and Rhonda (Scott) Meurlott and many nieces and nephews. 

Michael was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Barbara Belmore and his grandparents.


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