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William Michael Sullivan

April 30, 1963 December 3, 2018
William Michael Sullivan
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Obituary for William Michael Sullivan

William Michael “Sully” Sullivan, age 55 of Joliet, IL, formerly of Indianapolis, IN, and Plain City, OH, passed away peacefully Monday, December 3, 2018 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born April 30, 1963 in Marysville, OH to his loving parents, Barbara Sullivan and the late Ronald Sullivan of Plain City, OH.

Cherished husband of Edward L. Schoolcraft, wedded on August 29, 2014.

Brother of John Sullivan of Plain City, OH.

Brother-in-law of Rocky Schoolcraft of Noblesville, IN, David (Jackie) Schoolcraft of Arcadia, IN, Robin (Bo) Shaw of Indianapolis, IN, Karen Schoolcraft of Indianapolis, IN, Marty (Mike) Height of Noblesville, IN, Norma Harber of Indianaplis, IN, and the late William “Billy” Schoolcraft.

Uncle of Latona “Princess” Schoolcraft, Kyle Carter, Brandi Stoops and Mylynn Ngo.

Mike graduated in 1981 from Jonathan Alder High School, Plain City, OH. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1981, served for 16 years and received rank as Platoon Sgt. He received military commendations including: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Ohio Commendation Medal, Outstanding NCO of the year (1990) and General Paul J. and Mary J. Kopsch Scholarship (1988).

During his time in the Army, Mike graduated from Miami University of Ohio, graduating in 1987, receiving a degree in Health Education and Athletic Training major. He received his master’s degree at Indiana University in Physical Education with Athletic Training major, in 1989 and Masters Special degree in Computer Technology Teaching Endorsement.

Mike had received certification from the Illinois Licensed Athletic Trainer Assoc. and the NATA-BOC. He was professionally affiliated with the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA), and Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA). Some of his achievements include the 2017 IATA Hall of Fame, 2016 BIOKENETIX Employee of the year, 1995 IATA, Athletic Trainer of the year-Clinic/Professional. He was a current Liaison to NATA GAC and State Association Advisory Committee-State Association Group Representative. Mike was the current President elect for GLATA and past president (2014-2016) and board member of IATA (IL).

Mike was recently employed with National New Hire Training as a manager and previously worked at different sports medicine and athletic training facilities including Outreach Athletic Trainer, Athletico, of Oak Brook. Most notably he was the former Head Athletic Trainer from 2002-2013 for Downers Grove South High School sports Program. “Mustangs All the Way”! He started his career as a respiratory therapy technician, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH.
He served as athletic trainer at several of the Olympics. Most notably being the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

Mike is a current member of St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church of Plainfield and lifetime member of the Plain City Historical Society, OH, Founding Trustee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) for Research and Education, or Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA), Attn: Kristin Trinite, 935 Kilburn Court, Grayslake, IL 60030 or Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA).

Visitation: Monday, December 10th 3:00-9:00 PM at Overman-Jones Funeral Home, 15219 Joliet Road, Plainfield, IL 60544.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, December 11th 10:30 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 15629 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL 60544.

Interment to follow at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield, IL. For more information, please call 815-436-9221 or

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3:00 PM 12/10/2018 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 12/10/2018 9:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 12/11/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery Final Resting Place

14313 Plainfield Naperville Road
Plainfield, IL 60544

14313 Plainfield Naperville Road Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) for Research and Education,

Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA),

935 Kilburn Court
Grayslake, IL 60030

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