Michael Wayne Crumbaker

10/03/1958 - 11/22/2022


Obituary For Michael Wayne Crumbaker

Michael Wayne Crumbaker, age 64, of Vancouver, Washington passed away November 22, 2022 from complications due to kidney cancer. Mike was born October 3, 1958 in Spokane, Washington. He attended school at Northwest Christian. He attended College at Multnomah School of the Bible, Pacific Lutheran University, Spokane Falls Community College and completed his degree at Eastern Washington University with a BAed. He was hired as a 1st year teacher in Chewelah, Washington, where he met his wife, Margo. Mike continued his teaching career in Chewelah and then finished in Bremerton, Washington. Although Mike loved the kids and coaching, he decided to pursue a life in business. He was a successful business owner for a time, but life took a turn which brought him to his favorite career working in sales at General Pacific. 30 years in and he still desired to finish well to the end.

Mike was dedicated to his work, but his pride and joy was in his family. Being present and devoted to his family first and in raising his kids Melissa and Jeffery was of key importance to him. You would find Mike at all their sports events, theater programs and choir performances …BEAMING!!! More recently, he shared in the joy and interests of his 6 grandchildren.

Mike was intentional, honest, silly, joyful, a great listener and story teller. Mike was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.

Mike is survived by his wife of 39 years, Margo, their children Melissa (Matt), Jeffery (Missy), and 7 grandchildren Connor (13), Ava (12), Annabelle (11), Emma (11), Parker (9), Thomas (6) and baby C (due April 7), Mike’s mom Sharon Wheeler and sister Shari (Matt) Miller.


7 Jan

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM

New Heights Church East Campus 1902 NE 185th Ave. Vancouver, WA Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 12/16/2022

    my condolences to the entire family. a loss like this is never easy. i had the pleasure of working with mike at general pacific. he became a mentor and friend of mine. together we made a great team, and i can only hope he learned as much from me as i did from him. i hope he's enjoying a nice warm cocoa right now... -justin

  • 12/16/2022

    A great friend and a man of wonderful faith. I miss that contagious laugh.

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