Mike took ill over Labor Day weekend and was entered into Bakersfield Heart Hospital
on Monday, Labor Day and released Thursday, after being there for 3 days.
On Saturday evening he was then taken to Mercy Hospital, where he never recovered, and he passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 7:50am.
He was buried in Chloride, Arizona on Saturday, October 3, by the family.
There will be a memorial service for him at Cerro Gordo
in the late spring/early summer of 2010.