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MORTON ~ Michael Allen “Mike” Winstead, 70, of Morton, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born December 1, 1946 in Maryville, Tennessee to Rev. J.D. and Verna Dorothy (Millsaps) Winstead.  His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Winstead, who he married on May 25, 1974 in Pekin; one son, Ryan (Erin Borcherding) Winstead of Peoria; one daughter, Janet (Jeffrey) Langley of Vernal, Utah; two grandsons, Jeffrey Langley, Jr. and Gregory Stawsky; one great-grandson, Gianno Stawsky; and one brother, Joe (Ann) Winstead of Cape Coral, Florida.

Mike was a graduate of Spoon River College, where he was President of the Sigma Iota Nu Fraternity.  He also studied at Illinois State University in Normal.

He was a United States Air Force veteran.

Mike worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for over 35 years, retiring from Logistics Engineering at Building LD in downtown Peoria.  He later worked for East Peoria School District Transportation Department for 10 years.

He was a member of Rock Church in East Peoria and currently was serving on the Board of Trustees. 

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.  His greatest love was being with his family and friends and his Christian faith.

A service celebrating Mike’s life will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Rock Church in East Peoria.  Pastor Chuck Tate will officiate.  Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rock Church, 1081 Upper Spring Bay Road, East Peoria, IL  61611.

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