C. Michael ‘Mike’ Queen, 77, Washington

C. Michael “Mike” Queen, 77, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville.

He is a 1961 graduate of Washington Catholic High School, where he played on the varsity basketball team and ran track. After graduation, Mike joined the Navy and moved to The Great Lakes where he was schooled to become a Nuclear Chemist. He married his high school sweetheart, Sandy Wilson, on May 21, 1964 and they moved to New York, where Mike was stationed at the Saratoga Springs Naval Base. From New York, Mike and Sandy moved to Charleston, SC where Mike was in active duty during the Vietnam War on the USS Shark. Their first child, Greg, came along in May 1967 while they were stationed in Virginia. In 1970, after being in the Navy for 9 years, the family of three moved back to Washington. Mike worked for the City of Washington on the line crew and later became the head supervisor at Indianapolis Power and Light in Petersburg. Their second child, Misty, was born in March 1975. Mike’s favorite pastime was playing golf and Mike was able to make a hole in one at Coffin Golf Club in Indianapolis. Mike and Sandy have two beautiful grandchildren — Marie who is 17 and a Senior in high school and Ben who is 15 and a Freshman. He is a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.Mike was born November 2, 1942 in Washington to Daniel “Tucker” Albert Queen Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Schlotter) Queen.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Misty (Don) Woods of Celestine; brothers Dan A. Queen Jr. of Evansville, John (Shirley) Queen of Ohio, Jim (Cathy) Queen of Washington and Terry (Tammy) Queen of Owensville; sisters Anita (Richard) Tomey of Washington; stepsister Sharon of Indiana; grandchildren Marie Katherine and Benjamin Tucker Woods of Celestine; and sister-in-law Clair Ann Queen of St. Louis, Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Greg Queen; and brother, Stephen Queen.

Visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary Downtown Chapel.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church with Father Paul Ferguson as celebrant. Military Graveside Rites will follow at Sugarland Memory Garden.

Condolences can be made to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com. All arrangements were entrusted to Ed Lee Mortuary.

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