Mike & Karla Yaconelli

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2004 Tom Hunstad Award Presented to Michael Yaconelli

It is a great comfort to Karla and the rest of us that the pathologist has determined that Mike was already unconscious when the truck he was driving left the road October 29. The doctors are confident it was due to heart arrhythmia, or maybe a stroke.

Mike's funeral was held on Sunday, November 2, in Yreka. There were about 800 people who attended, including many from the local community, from Mike's church, close friends, and family. It was described by those in attendance as an incredible time in which Mike's life was celebrated with both tears and laughter. Here's an article from a local paper about the service and more. Get more info on the service.

We had a wonderful and beautiful memorial service for Mike in San Diego on Saturday, November 15. Six hundred of Mike's friends and family came from all over the country (and a few from other countries). Get more info on the service here.

Thank you for your prayers and support
Mark Oestreicher