ST. PETER, Minn. (WCCO) — A funeral was held Monday for the MnDOT worker who died last week fighting the spring floods.

Mike Struck,39, was in a backhoe on March 21 near Seven Mile Creek off Highway 169 in Le Sueur County, clearing ice jams when the backhoe flipped into the water and Struck disappeared.Search crews found his body the next day.

Struck’s funeral was held in St. Peter Monday morning. He was also a firefighter, so many fire trucks were there in addition to a MnDOT plow. Gov. Mark Dayton also attended the funeral.

Struck leaves behind a wife and two young children. Earlier this month, Mike’s brother died of cancer.

If you’d like to help pay for the education of his children, you can send donations to the Mike Struck Memorial Fund at the Nicollet County Bank in St. Peter.

Comments (2)
  1. tiredandretired says:

    God bless him and his family. My condolences to his loved ones.

  2. loveyoumike says:

    Mike was an everday hero! A government worker that so many people like to demonize these days as having it so very good and causing the states “shortfall” and all other problems of government. NO he was just a “Worker” who went to do his job everyday and wanted to take care of his family. Just like so many other workers in Minnesota do everyday. He deserves our respect! God be with him and his family.

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