William Michael McClure
William Michael McClure
  • November 20, 1938 - July 11, 2017
  • Illinois

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William Michael “Mike” McClure, age 78, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 2:40 p.m. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mike, also referred to as Bill by his coworkers, was born in Kentucky on Nov. 20, 1938 to William H. and Ella (Oliver) McClure. He married Betty Allen April 30, 1961 in East Peoria. She survives along with one daughter, Jill (Mark Albright) Wilbanks of East Peoria, one son, Matt (Lena) McClure of East Peoria, and three grandchildren: Savannah, Carter, and Sierra.

Mike worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 47 years retiring in 2003. Mike started his time at Caterpillar in the factory and over the years worked his way up to Engineering Technology Steward. Along the way he created designs that received several Patents at Caterpillar.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Peoria for nearly 60 years.

Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in East Peoria.

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