Michael George Stuart Sr.

July 20, 1940June 7, 2021

Michael George Stuart Sr., 80, of Peoria, passed away at his home on Monday, June 7, 2021.

He was born in Peoria on July 20, 1940, to Lucille and William Stuart. He married Patricia Partridge in Peoria on June 9, 1962. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Patricia (Brian) Latham and Mike Stuart Jr.; grandchildren, Jacob, Jackson, Alyssa and Katelynn. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William Stuart. He graduated from Eureka College on a football scholarship and earned his Master’s from Bradley University. While at Eureka he was co-captain of the football team his junior year and captain his senior year. Michael was a natural-born educator with over 32 years of dedication. He taught at Richwoods High School for 3 years, where he also coached the sophomore football team. He later taught at Peoria Central High School, where he also was the assistant varsity football coach, track team coach and head wrestling coach.

In addition to his career in education, he enjoyed various projects such as the popcorn business that he ran out of his home, teaching golf at ICC and making fishing lures. He was a member of University United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday School director and served on the Parish Board. He was a member of the Timberlake Club and ran the Canadian Club Tournament for 15 years. Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 4 PM with Rev. Ethan Carnes officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 PM. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


  • Wounded Warrior's Project


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 13, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, June 13, 2021


Michael George Stuart Sr.

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Bob Carruthers

June 13, 2021

Patty and family,
My most sincere and heart felt sympathy in your loss of Mike! He and I go way back to the days we worked on our Master's Degrees at Bradley at the same time. In addition, many years were spent together teaching in District
150 together - but in different schools.
I heard from many of Mike's students & athletes what a great teacher and coach he was! I also observed first hand his love and devotion to Patty and his family. We lost a great guy, teacher and coach! God Bless his family.
Bob Carruthers - Peoria

John Allsworth

June 12, 2021

Mike was a fine man. I remember Mike from high school days and at various places our paths crossed through University United Methodist Church. My sympathy to his entire family

Ray and Maxine Howard

June 11, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was a great guy and gentleman. I enjoyed golfing and swapping fish stories with him at Timberlake club. But it seemed like he always ended up with the biggest stories and biggest fish!! We will miss you Mike. God bless you and all the family