Jan. 23, 1947 - July 8, 2014
FULTON, Ill. - Mike Leif, 67, of Fulton, died Tuesday July 8, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.
He was born January 23, 1947, in Savanna, the son of Lavern and Vala (Sack) Leif.
He married Veneta Arnold, March 29, 1969 in Lanark, IL.
Survivors include his wife Veneta, of Fulton; two daughters: Michele Leif of Clinton, Iowa and Sally (Chad) Christiansen, of Delmar, IA; 6 grandchildren, Rachel Leif, Ciara Leif, Emily Horst, Charlie Horst, Riley Christiansen, and Katie Christiansen; two brothers, James Leif of Sterling and Terry (Karen) Leif of Chadwick; two sisters, Carol (Duane) Shuman of Brookville and Betty (Danny) LaShelle of Thomson.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, one son Michael, two brothers Conrad and David.
He was a self-employed mechanic and hauled scrap metal for many years.
Mike and Kenny Damhoff were 1985 Super Champions at Cordova drag way. They went stock car racing in 1992, winning several races. They also went lawn mower racing at TNT speedway in Tampico.
Mike will be dearly missed his dog Bubba.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton with Rev. Scott Stephan, pastor of Second Reformed Church in Fulton, officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm. Friday, July 11, 2014 at the McDonald Funeral Home, 5253 Fulton Rd. Fulton, IL.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Death date: July 8, 2014