Michael Vandegraft obit

Michael Vandegraft

BENSON – Michael A. Vandegraft 57, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at his home in Benson.

He was born Jan. 25, 1962, in Bloomington, the son of Bill and Mary Kearfott Vandegraft.

Survivors include his mother of El Paso; two sisters, Cora Parrish, Normal and Becky Vandegraft, El Paso; one brother, Doug Vandegraft, El Paso; one brother-in-law, Don McKinley, Kappa and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Eddy Vandegraft, one sister, Yvonne McKinley, and one sister-in-law, Fredaline Vandegraft.

Mike worked at Whitacre’s Country Oak in Hudson and also served as head groundskeeper for Fairlakes Golf Course, rural Secor. He was well known for his ability to fix anything. Mike enjoyed bass fishing, golfing, anything outdoors and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the New England Patriots.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, with Brandon Current officiating. Visitation will take place Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., both at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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