Michael L. Halstead, 59, of Fort Dodge, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at West Side Church of Christ in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be held beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Layne Halstead, the son of Donald and Bobbie Jean (Winkler) Halstead, was born November 4, 1954 in Anniston, Alabama. The family moved to Brookings, SD and Michael graduated high school there in 1973. He went to York College and later Oklahoma Christian College. He also graduated from Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas, TX. On August 30, 1975, Michael was united in marriage to Terri Marsh.

Michael served as a minister for 36 years, currently serving as a minister at West Side Church of Christ in Fort Dodge. He was also employed for the last 17 years with the Fort Dodge Public High School working with the School to Work program. He was a director for the East River Bible Camp in South Dakota and Midwest Bible Camp in Iowa.

Michael will be greatly missed by his wife Terri; his children Laura (Nate) Jacobs of Byron, MN, Chad Halstead of Fort Dodge, Christopher (Heather) Halstead of Hutchinson, KS, Katie Halstead of Clear Lake and Terver Ubwa of Fort Dodge; his grandchildren Nathan, Lance, and Chloe Jacobs, Emmie, Jase, Will and Clara Halstead, and Hadley Halstead; his sister Cindy Croft of Edina, MN, his brothers Tim (Melinda) Halstead of Odessa, TX and Randy (Jackie) of Nashville, TN; his father-in-law William Marsh of Callender; his brothers-in-law Bill (Jamie) Marsh, Kevin Marsh, all of Pierre, SD, Chris (Lori) Marsh, Matt (Teresa) Marsh, all of Sioux Falls, SD, Joe (April) Brown of CA, Davey Marsh and Noah Marsh of Callendar and his sister-in-law Melinda Matkins of CA. Michael was preceded in death by his father Donald, his mother-in-law Joan Brown, sister-in-law Tammie Sears, and his brother-in-law Kimball Matkins.

Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.