Michael Andrew Estes (Mike) passed away at his home, in Helena, Montana, on February 26, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Mike was born on December 26, 1952 in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from West High School and went to work for Dean Milk Company, in Rockford. Later, he moved to Helena, and was employed at a creamery before working with his uncle painting water towers. For many years he worked construction and he spent the rest of his life in Helena.

Mike loved hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew David Estes. He is survived by his mother, Carol Kemp (Leo O’Farrell); his brother, Steve Estes (Lynn Sherlock); his niece, Alex Estes; along with several aunts and cousins. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to the cancer charity of your choice. Please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com to offer condolences or share a memory of Mike.