Michael Paul Halpin, 41, of Buckingham, passed away on November 23, 2022.
Mike was born in Kankakee on August 31, 1981. Son of George M. and Margaret E. (Hills) Halpin, she preceded him in death. Survivors include his father; two sons, Owen and Colt Halpin; one sister, Amy (Todd) Hoffman; two nephews, Bode and Holden Hoffman; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mike graduated from Tri-Point High School in 1999 and furthered his education at Joliet Junior College. He had a passion for grain farming and showing and judging dairy cattle. Mike traveled across the United States showing his cattle and cultivating lifelong friendships. He was a member of the American Milking Shorthorn Association, Tri-Point FFA Alumni, and many National Dairy Sale committees. He was an avid fan of the White Sox, Blackhawks, and always cheering on his son’s baseball teams. Mike always had a smile on his face and was a friend to everyone. You could always count on Mike to be there if there was a party or social event happening.
A private ceremony for family and close friends will be held on Saturday, November 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Herscher. All are welcome to join in a celebration of life at 1 p.m. at Grubbs Farm – 1553 E State Route 116, Kempton, IL. We will be remembering our beloved Mike (the man of many nicknames) “Magic Mike, Wheels, Spike, Turtle, Hotshot, Simpleton, and Happy Hour” with food, music, and libations.
Memorials in his name may be left to a charity of the donor’s choice.