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John Michael Brillhart

November 17, 1972 - November 6, 2017
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John Michael Brillhart, 44, of Springfield passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, in Bloomington, Illinois. He was born on November 17, 1972, in Springfield to Cline and Carol Price Brillhart. John married Sarah Hrenko on June 17, 2000, in Springfield, and she survives. John is survived by his two daughters, Cora and Sadie Brillhart, and his parents, Cline and Carol Brillhart, all of Springfield; three brothers, Tim Brillhart of Springfield, Jeff (Connie) Brillhart of Savoy, and Mark Brillhart of Springfield; one sister, Kelly (Marty Ryan) Brillhart of Fishers, IN; six nieces and nephews, Zack, Connor, Sarah, and Makena Brillhart, and...
John Michael Brillhart, 44, of Springfield passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, in Bloomington, Illinois. He was born on November 17, 1972, in Springfield to Cline and Carol Price Brillhart. John married Sarah Hrenko on June 17, 2000, in Springfield, and she survives.

John is survived by his two daughters, Cora and Sadie Brillhart, and his parents, Cline and Carol Brillhart, all of Springfield; three brothers, Tim Brillhart of Springfield, Jeff (Connie) Brillhart of Savoy, and Mark Brillhart of Springfield; one sister, Kelly (Marty Ryan) Brillhart of Fishers, IN; six nieces and nephews, Zack, Connor, Sarah, and Makena Brillhart, and Jack and Nick Ryan; and his special aunt, Shirley Welker, and special cousin, Julie Welker, both of Knoxville, TN. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a special cousin, Cindy Welker.

John graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2002 and was a member services rep with Teachers Retirement System. He was a self-taught musician who took an interest in music while in college. John was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist in Springfield for more than twenty years and was very active in the Springfield music scene, both helping with and playing at the various downtown music festivals. John was currently hosting the Tuesday open mic nights at George Ranks. He enjoyed cheering on the Chicago Cubs, but most of all, he treasured the time he spent with his beloved daughters, Cora and Sadie.

The family will meet friends for a memorial gathering from 3:00pm-7:00pm on Friday, November 10, 2017, at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.grammy.com/musicares. Please visit John's online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

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