Michael F. Cloat

Michael F. Cloat

Michael “Fritz” Cloat, 57 of Galena, formerly of Peoria, passed away suddenly on June 8, 2019. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. Fritz was born on February 2, 1962 in Peoria, IL to Ron and Jane Cloat. Fritz held a variety of jobs in his career that provided adventure and interest to his life. Over the years he worked at the carnival, in movie theatres, and as a fishing boat captain in Alaska. He loved to cook and worked as a chef aboard The Riverboat Twilight as well as at restaurants including Crane & Pelican and Fried Green Tomatoes. Most recently, he worked at the Best Western in Galena. Fritz was a fanatical White Sox fan and loved playing “pick to click,” in which he, his mom and brother selected the White Sox player who would perform best in a given game. Surviving are his mother Jane Cloat, a brother Max (Julia) Cloat of Sycamore, a sister Carrie (Kevin) Stier of Scales Mound, and nieces and nephews, Emily and Jacob Stier and Olivia and Alexander Cloat. He was preceded in death by his father, Ron Cloat

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