Moschkau, Michael Don – Obituary

Michael Don Moschkau, 32, of La Grande, died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 9. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Gekeler Lane in La Grande.

Michael was born on Oct. 2, 1975 in Salem, the son of LeeRoy L. and Diane M. (Kirk) Moschkau. Though he was vision and hearing impaired from birth, Mike graduated from South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek with the Class of 1994. In 1997 he graduated from Umpqua Community College with an automotive degree. In 2003 he graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a B.A. degree.

He was currently working at WalMart where he hoped to advance with his degrees.

Michael was passionate about many things, especially his faith. He was a member and trustee of the Faith Lutheran Church and was also their faithful lawn caretaker. He loved his family and helped all of them with whatever they needed.

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He enjoyed sports, particularly EOU and Portland Trail Blazer basketball. During his years at EOU he will be remembered for his filming of the basketball games and his assisting coach Art Furman.

Michael will be remembered for his infectious sense of humor, his huge heart for others, his desire to do his best at all times and his integrity. Michael’s favorite memories were when he played quarterback on the high school football team, passing and running for two touchdowns and for the time he was awarded the “game ball” signed by the EOU basketball team.

Survivors include his parents, LeeRoy and Diane Moschkau of La Grande and brothers, Scott Moschkau of Myrtle Creek, Ron Moschkau of La Grande and Darren Moschkau of Crawfordsville, Ind. Important to “Uncle Mike” were his nieces, Sherrie, Megan and Mia and nephews, Jeff, Tucker, Brad, Craig and Nolan; great-niece Kadince and great-nephews Garrett, Talan and Christian.

He is also survived by aunts Ruth of California, Penny of Washington, Liz of California and Tammy of Oregon; grandparents, Don and Edith of Salem; many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins. Paternal grandparents August and Ellen Moschkau and maternal grandfather Edwin preceded him in death.

Arrangements are with to Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center in La Grande.

La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending January 12, 2008 – Published: January 12, 2008



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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