Michael Allen Prosen, 69, of Brookfield, at age 69, died suddenly on Nov. 24 while happily celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with his family. He was battling heart disease and other serious medical complications for some time.

Born in Chicago, he attended Harper High School, where he played varsity baseball, graduating in 1965. He went on to the University of Illinois, graduating in 1969 and becoming a certified public accountant. 

He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. As an Illini, he played varsity baseball as well as hockey. He very much enjoyed fishing, ice skating, boating and spending time with family.

Mr. Prosen was the father of Michael Scott (Carla) Prosen and Michelle Brown (Johnny Mack) and the grandfather of Matthew Prosen, Johnny Mack Brown Jr. and Kevin Prosen.

He is also survived by his brother, Gregory Prosen (Sheila), as well as an extended family. His parents, Walter Prosen and Merry Prosen (nee Tisevich), preceded him in death. 

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Thompson-Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 95th Street in Oak Lawn, beginning at noon with a short service at 2 pm. Luncheon to follow at 4 p.m. at Sawa’s Old Warsaw, 9200 W. Cermak Road, Broadview. 

In lieu of flowers please make donations in his name to the Oak Brook Chapter of Trout Unlimited at obtu.org/get-involved/donate.