Mike was born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois.
Mike was an avid fisherman and sports fan. He loved cooking and having friends and family over, especially for holidays and game day. He loved his nieces and nephews and they all loved their Uncle Mike. Mike had many friends and would gladly help them when they needed it.
He leaves behind one sister, Laura Tipton and his brother-in-law Gene Tipton who was also a great friend and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward C. Cliff, his mother Theresa M. Cliff and his brother Eddie. His siblings Steve and Sheryl have since passed.
Inurnment will take place at Warren Cemetery and Mausoleum, 1495 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, Illinois 60031.
Warren Funeral Home on the same property is assisting the family. For further information please call 847-855-2760.