Mike Tate

Age 59, died Friday August 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

He was born November 2, 1948 in Galesburg, IL the son of Leo F. and Betty Lou Heiser Tate.

 He married Linda A. Shanks in Galesburg on November 29, 1969.

He is survived by his wife, father, one son, Brandon (and Christy) Tate of Heyworth, IL, one daughter,

 Stephanie (and Adam) Cartwright of Naperville, IL, one brother, Ronald (and Paula) Tate of Galesburg, and four grandchildren, Emily and Trevor Cartwright and Livia and Lyla Tate. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty and one brother, Rickey Tate.

He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1967. He began his career as a grocer at the age of 15 working for Benner Tea known as Giant Foods in Galesburg on October 31, 1964. Later Giant Foods became the present Econo Foods where he was the store director at the Main St. and Henderson St. stores. Mick was a member of the V.F.W. # 2257, the Galesburg Bass Club, and the Galesburg Optimist Club. He served in the US Army from June 1968 to June 1970 serving in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer. Mick loved fishing and felt strongly about community service.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Wednesday August 6, 2008 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel Galesburg with Rev. Randall Douglass officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4-8 PM at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery with military services conducted by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285.

Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church of Dahinda, St. Judeís Childrenís Hospital, the Galesburg Fishing Derby, or a blood or platelet donation with the American Red Cross in honor of Mick Tate.