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WIU Mourns Death of Physical Plant Employee

December 3, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Mike Ogle, 57, transportation manager of Western Illinois University's Physical Plant, passed away Dec. 2 in Macomb.

"The Western Illinois University community mourns Mike's death," said President Jack Thomas. "We extend our condolences and our thoughts to his family and friends."

Ogle began working at Western as an automotive mechanic in January 1989. He was named a garage sub-forman in 2003 and foreman in 2008. Ogle was named manager of transportation services in May 2012.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the funeral home.

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