Michael E. Weissenfluh

Born: Thu., Jan. 13, 1949
Died: Sat., Oct. 15, 2016

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
Location: EOU Quinn Coliseum

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Michael “Mike” E. Weissenfluh

 Pendleton, OR

Michael “Mike” E. Weissenfluh of Pendleton, OR-Loving brother, father, grandfather, and coach was laid to everlasting rest Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Born in Prairie City, OR, Mike was a graduate of Long Creek High School.  He and his family remained in Long Creek working on the family ranch until 1996, when they moved to La Grande, Oregon. 

Mike had a passion for basketball and has coached at all levels.  Most recently he spent the past 16 years as the assistant women’s basketball coach for Eastern Oregon University.  He had a true love of the sport and the relationships that were fostered through basketball.  Mike was a kind, gentle, and selfless man who would go out of his way to help others, never expecting anything in return; he greeted everyone he knew with a warm smile and friendly, “hello.”

Mike is survived by his brother, Allen (Juanita) Weissenfluh of La Grande, OR; sister Lisa Erickson of Ellensburg, WA., and daughters, Kim Weissenfluh of Pendleton; Chris (Jackie Edmiston) Weissenfluh of Pendleton; Anji Weissenfluh (Melissa Bonanno) of La Grande; and Andi Weissenfluh of Pendleton.  Mike was a proud and loving grandpa to Tyson, Mykal, Lexie, Araya, Miracle, Aaden, Eagle, and Brooklyn.  Mike was also a loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded into heaven by his parents Chuck and Carletta (Clete), and his brother Virgil (Punky).

There will be a celebration of life at Eastern Oregon University Quinn Coliseum Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to be made in Mike’s name to the Eastern Oregon University Women’s Basketball Team; EOU Athletics 1 University Blvd. La Grande, OR 97850.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.

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Chuck and Earleens Arbogast
   Posted Wed October 19, 2016
I played many game's of basketball against you when I went to school in Ukiah I am sure they play basketball in heaven

Wes and Missy Boyet
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
You will be missed by many people in this life. You have made a lot changes in people's lives. We will miss you but never forget. We love you Uncle Mike.

Deborah Hayward
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
Mike Weissenfluh was a kind and gentle soul, you never had a negative word to say about anyone and you loved your family....your love of basketball was big, I'm sure all those players consider themselves to be blessed having had you as a coach!

My heartfelt condolences and love to your family, especially your girls, my deepest sympathy to all of you.

Jessie Grow Hodges
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
My condolences to the Weissenfluh family. Mike was an amazing service to the entire community and a genuinely, heart felt man. He will be greatly missed!

Mark Belshaw
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
I am so devastated at the lost of a dear cousin of mine. I am so sorry for the sudden passing of my older cousin who was such a dear man. I will miss you Mike.
Mark Belshaw

Renee Miller
   Posted Sat October 22, 2016
Mike Weissenfluh was a LEGEND as a basketball player and as a man. He played forever on town teams, he schooled those 20 years younger, repeatedly. When he could no longer play he found a way to continue on by coaching. There are many ways to measure the worth of a man. He is not found wanting in anyway that is truly important. He will always be loved, honored, and missed.

M. E.
   Posted Sun October 23, 2016
My sympathy to the Weissenfluh family and friends, and may these promises from the Bible comfort and strengthen them in this time of sorrow. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalms 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 NWT. Peace be with you.

Mark Allen
   Posted Sun October 23, 2016
My heart just aches for you all. Knowing what a great person this world just lost is heartbreaking. On a positive note, he shared his knowledge and passion for basketball with so many people. Mike made a positive impact on just about everyone he met. I believe that a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

-Mark Allen

Gilbert(Gib) Griffith
   Posted Fri November 04, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Weissenfluh family.

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