Gov. Mark Dayton attended today’s funeral for Mike Struck, the state Department of Transportation worker who was killed last week while working on flood control between Mankato and St. Peter.
The morning funeral was held at the Church of St. Peter, in St. Peter. It was moved there from a smaller church in Struck’s nearby hometown of Cleveland because of the large attendance, said the St. Peter Herald.
Struck had been working to clear debris near Seven Mile Creek Tuesday when his backhoe was swept away by the flood waters. Jon Tevlin of the Strib had a nice column last week about Struck, calling him a fine example of a hard-working government employee and a guy “who showed up every day, worked his butt off, made your roads safer and cleaner, and ultimately gave his life doing his job.”