IN MEMORIAM: Iron Workers Local 392’s Michael Cristel

Michael C. Cristel, a member of Iron Workers Local 392, passed away Aug. 23 at age 74.

Brother Cristel, of Highland, Ill., graduated from Collinsville High School in 1965 and served in the U. S. Marine Corp. Reserves for six years. He was a member of the Highland Pistol Club where he enjoyed shooting trap and skeet. He also loved to fish and to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Brother Cristel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Cristel, Highland, Ill.; son, Michael E. Cristel, of Minnesota; daughter, Laura (Brian) Grady, of Nevada; grandsons, Seth Michael Cristel, Jackson Cristel, and Garet Michael Grady; granddaughter, Isabelle Grady; brother, Rich (Linda) Cristel, Edwardsville, Ill.; niece, Catherine (Brad) Straubringer; nephew, Nathan Cristel, two great-nephews; and one great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Catherine Cristel.

A memorial visitation was held Sept.2 at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Interment will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s, the Highland Pistol Club or St. Joseph Hospital, Highland, Ill.

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