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Mike Miner, 72, of Watseka

Michael J. Miner, 72 of Watseka passed away on January 9, 2022. He was born on October 22, 1949 in Watseka, an only child of Harold and Jean (Saddler) Miner who both preceded him in death. He was affectionately known as “Mike” by all who loved him. Mike accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age where he attended the Crescent City Methodist Church. He graduated from Watseka Community High School where he was a very popular, articulate, and outgoing student. He attended the University of Illinois and became a successful farmer and businessman. Mike devoted his life to his children, family, farming, and chasing parts. Mike always had a joke or two to tell. Throughout his life Mike made many charitable donations and formerly served as an Iroquois County Deputy Coroner and was a member of the St. Anne Masonic Lodge.

Cherishing his precious memory is his fiancé and life partner, Tamika Pettis (Chloe); three beautiful step children- Da’Shanta Pettis, Khadejah Pettis, and Justin Brock; two handsome step grandsons- Ayden Michael who carries his step grandfather’s name and Royal Brandon along with a host of friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday January 20, 2022 from 11:00 am until the 12 noon funeral service at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka with Joe Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Body Cemetery near Woodland.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne Masonic Lodge or Crescent City United Methodist Church.

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