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Fundraiser Sunday for family of former Sterling mechanic

Michael Slater
Michael Slater

ROCK FALLS – A benefit will be held Sunday to help defray expenses for the family of a former Sterling mechanic who died Aug. 1.

Michael Slater, 59, died from natural causes, and his daughter, Cassie Prather, said they are hoping to raise $5,000 at the fundraiser to help with medical, burial, and other expenses.

The benefit will be from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Rock Falls American Legion, 712 Fourth Ave. There’s no cost to get in, and R.S. Express, a band Slater used to manage, will reunite to perform.

The benefit also will feature a basket raffle and a 50-50 drawing. Tickets for each are $1, or six for $5.

There will be a bake sale, silent auction for craft items and a live auction for a Chicago Cubs custom fire pit, a bags set, hotel stays, and other items.

Donations are also being taken at gofundme.com/mike039s-memorial.

Search Facebook for the Mike Slater Memorial Benefit, or call Prather at 563-676-7557, Lisa Buckingham at 815-499-3304, or Chaz Slater at 815-631-3438 for more information.

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