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.