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Michael Ray Bleil

Michael Ray Bleil age 52 of Nixa, Missouri passed away on December 12, 2021.

Michael was born on May 8, 1969 in Pontiac, Michigan to Leonard and Teresa (Kill) Bleil. The family moved to Kansas when Michael was just a baby. He spent most of his childhood in Oskaloosa, Kansas. He worked at the Western Auto Store with his father as well as his first job in a restaurant while in Kansas. In 1984, the family moved to Nixa. Michael attended Graff Vo-Tech Food Service program and Nixa High School, he graduated both in 1987. He then attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He graduated in 1990. Cooking was his passion.

In 1994, Michael became a father to Andrew Joseph Bleil.

On July 10, 2018 Michael began dating Jacqui. They made the most of the time they had together. They made the decision to devote themselves to each other, forever.

Michael was preceded in death by his father Leonard Bleil, maternal grandparents Fred and Wilma Kill, and paternal grandparents Walter and Leona Bleil.

Michael is survived by his son, Andrew Bleil and partner Jenna Hembree, his mother Teresa Bleil, his partner Jacqueline Wright, brothers Philip Bleil (Jill), Chuck Bleil (Marlena), Timothy Bleil (Misty), Sean Wright (Kimber), Calvin Wright (Shantell Mudd), Ross Wright (Micaela Lopez-Puyol), Rebekah Wright (Jacob Curless), grandchildren Stella, Isla, and MacKinnon, many nieces and nephews and a host of extended family and friends.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Nixa, Missouri.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Adams Crematory.

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Sympathy Gift courtesy of Tonda Rush. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Michael Ray Bleil.

Tonda Rush Dec 20 2021 7:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

Katy Dec 19 2021 7:02 AM

Mike was an Oskie HS Home-Ec classmate. I recall being impressed at how well "a guy" could actually cook. He made cheesecake for his final cooking project and I still remember sampling and thinking "wow". That was my first taste of cheesecake and to this day I've never had any better. His cheesecake made such an impression on me to remember his class project after all these years, and I don't even remember what my own project was. He definitely had a passion for cooking as I recall from class and talked of opening his own restaurant. Condolences to the family during this difficult time.

Sara (Scott) Barnes Dec 18 2021 10:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

Rose Poteete Dec 18 2021 11:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

MARY POTEETE Dec 18 2021 10:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

Sarah Smith Dec 18 2021 1:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

Araceli Puente Dec 17 2021 8:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

Maria cen Dec 17 2021 1:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Bleil

Doug and Cindy Brumbaugh Dec 16 2021 2:05 PM

Thank you for being the best papa mike to my children. Love you forever.

Kimber Dec 16 2021 1:47 PM

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