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In Memory of

Cary Michael Kuchenbuch

September 11, 1946 - November 15, 2016

Obituary


Cary Michael "Mike" Kuchenbuch (70) of Wilbur, WA went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 15, 2016. He was born September 11, 1946 to Norm and Jane Kuchenbuch. Mike Graduated from Wilbur High School in 1964 and went on to Spokane Community College where he received his associates degree in diesel mechanics. The summer of 1967 Mike married Jean Brandewie, they were married for 7 years and had two daughters, Michele and Katie. In the fall of 1967 he joined the US Army and honorably served his country in Vietnam as part of the...

Cary Michael "Mike" Kuchenbuch (70) of Wilbur, WA went to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 15, 2016. He was born September 11, 1946 to Norm and Jane Kuchenbuch. Mike Graduated from Wilbur High School in 1964 and went on to Spokane Community College where he received his associates degree in diesel mechanics. The summer of 1967 Mike married Jean Brandewie, they were married for 7 years and had two daughters, Michele and Katie. In the fall of 1967 he joined the US Army and honorably served his country in Vietnam as part of the 11th Armored Cavalry, Black Horse Regiment. Following the war, Mike returned home to work on the family farm. In 1977 he married Lynne Gower, they were married for 16 years and had two sons, Casey and Jesse. In 1995 Mike married Gloria Brooks. Mike continued to operate the family farm south of Wilbur until he retired in 2014. During retirement Mike and Gloria enjoyed visiting family and friends, camping in their motor home, fishing and riding ATV's.
Throughout Mike's life he enjoyed many interests. They include team roping, photography, hunting, growing corn, traveling, processing meat and a good prank which was always followed by a hearty laugh.
Mike was a member of Almira Farmers Warehouse, The Legendary Black Horse Regiment, Lions Club, VFW, Wheatridge Grange and Wilbur 4-H Club.

Preceded in death by his parents Norm and Jane. Mike will be greatly missed by his wife Gloria of 21 years; Sister Scharon Andersen; Children Michele Rosman (Pat), Katie Cottle (Clint), Casey Kuchenbuch (Nicole), Jesse Kuchenbuch (LaRee), Celeste Morton and Camille Fields; Grandchildren Cole Rosman, Owen Rosman, Karlee Jennison (Sean), Carter Kuchenbuch, Colson Kuchenbuch, Kaya Curo Kuchenbuch, Tyesn Kuchenbuch, Kenzy Rae Kuchenbuch, Marshall Morton and Chet Fields; Great Grandchild Liam Jennison.

A celebration of Mike's life will be held at 11:00am on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Wilbur Lutheran Church, 306 SE Trinity Ave, Wilbur, WA 99185 with internment to follow.

Memorials can be made to Wilbur Ambulance, Wilbur Fire Department or Wilbur Cemetery via Wilbur Town Hall, PO Box 214, Wilbur, WA 99185, please specify.

Please sign Mike's online register book at www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Wilbur, Washington is serving Mike's family.