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Michael Suedekum

February 27, 1978 — April 21, 2022

Michael Suedekum, age 44, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2022 at the San Juan Cancer Center with his wife Zelfa May by his side after a 3.5 year heroic battle with melanoma cancer.

Born February 27, 1978 in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Pomona High School in Arvada, Co.

Michael met the love of his life, Zelfa May, September, 1998 in Chandler, Az. While working at Avnet, Inc.  In 2004, they married and moved to Flagstaff, AZ, where Michael worked for Pepsi, Co.  In 2006, they moved to Montrose, CO and worked for Pepsi, Co.

In 2008, his only child Melvyn was born and his new career with Hartman Brothers began.  During his 14 years at Hartman Brothers, Michael was instrumental in creating Allair and opening new doors for the company and became the Marketing manager.  Michael loved his work family and the many customers he had.

Michael loved modifying trucks and cars.  Attending car shows.  Showing his son, Melvyn the trade of working on vehicles.  Then riding with his crazy wife Zelfa May in the mountains on 4×4 trails being her spotter.  Michael loved his wife 1000 years, worth in their 17 years of marriage.

Michael is survived by his wife Zelfa May, his son Melvyn.  His parents, Melvin and Susan and his sister Sheri.

Services have been entrusted to Crippin Funeral Home. Montrose, Co. 970-249-2121

A Celebration of life will be held May 3rd, 2pm to 5pm at the Montrose County events center, 1036 N 7th St, Montrose, CO.

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