MICHAEL SCHLUMPF Michael Arthur Schlumpf, 76 8/13/44 - 1/3/21 Beloved father and husband was taken by the Lord in Las Vegas, NV, Sunday at 8:08 p.m. He battled many complications and a recently discovered cancerous tumor. He suffered for many years but had a strong will to live. He loved life so much and refused to give up! He was preceded in death by mother, Helen (Exner) Schlumpf, of Austria, and father, Frank Schlumpf, of Switzerland; brothers, Fred, Jack, and Bill. He is survived by his sister, Rosa Grish; wife of 43 years, Kathy; children, Alena, Anthony, Brian, and Angella; grandchildren, Sydney, and Brandon; Rocco (family dog); several cousins; nieces; and nephews. He graduated Fife HS (WA) in 1962, played baseball, basketball, and football. Michael then graduated from the University of Washington in 1968 with a BA in Mathematics. He served in the Army National Guard and Reserves for a total of six years as a Specialist, 4th Class (E-2), as a radio and carrier operator. (A fellow student claimed that he looked like Clark Kent). After college, he worked for Boeing in flight test ops then went on to start a long career as a Computer Programmer / Analyst, moving to Nevada, where he met and married the love of his life, Kathy. He always had a love for numbers and created various slot machine systems for Casinos. He had many hobbies; he entered and won many seasonal football game score prediction contests. He also enjoyed skiing, coaching baseball, and basketball, swimming in the backyard pool, and grilling. Every Christmas he looked forward to displaying a magnificent array of holiday lights to make the whole neighborhood smile. . Michael was a very supportive and faithful father. He was fond of years he spent as the President of the University of Washington Alumni, Las Vegas chapter; he loved watching games with the group, where many loved him. He was a wonderful man, had a special soul and will be missed dearly! The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 at Palm Mortuary. If you'd like to send flowers, they can be sent to Palm South Jones Memorial, 1600 S. Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
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Published by Palm South Jones Mortuary on Jan. 10, 2021.