Michael Hart McIlrath, 57, died June 9, 1998 in the Denver VA Hospital, of complications from injuries suffered in the Vietnam War.

Mike was born to William A. and Vesta H. McIlrath, March 19, 1941 in Centerville, Utah.Mike was a wonderful, kind person, who was well liked by all who knew him, especially children. He had a great love for little children, which was shared by his sweetheart, Valaire, to whom he was married for 25 years.

Mike was wounded when the Vietnam war was in its infancy, and has had great suffering and pain throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son - Tracy McIlrath and spouse, Jay Brown, Shanna and Kevin Hedke, Glenn and Debbie Hanson; also two brothers and a sister, Darrell G, George C. and Patricia Viehweg. He was preceded in death by parents and brother, Daniel McIlrath.

Memorial services were held in Denver, June 12,1998 at Ft. Logan. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the V.F.W. in his name.

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