January 17, 1951 ~ July 7, 2022
Born in: Peoria, Illinois
Resided in: Reno, Nevada
Mike was born in Peoria, Illinois to parents Walter and Martha “Pat” Coleman. He was raised in Eugene, Oregon where he was a graduate of Churchill High Class of 1969 and graduate of the University of Oregon with a business degree in Marketing.
Mike was a high school track and decathlon champion. He loved to ski, golf, travel and had a keen interest in music and history! He possessed the most amazing intellect, memory and sense of recall. Loved it when his friends called him to get the answer to a trivia question.
Mike travelled extensively with his work in corporate retail management for many years before moving to Aptos, CA for a career in Real Estate and in Sales and Marketing. In Aptos, he met his soulmate, the love of his life, wife Judy.
They were married for 25 wonderful years and traveled the world together and with their Rotarian friends. After retirement Mike and Judy moved to Reno, NV. where they met special neighbors and friends.
Mike is survived by his wife Judy Kithcart Coleman, his Aunt Eleanor Shane, loving siblings Dr. Randall Coleman(Carol), Debbie Sittner (Fred), Sharon Clark (Dale) and brother-in-law Alan Kithcart. Mike is loving Uncle to Chris, Kevin and Doug Sittner, Crissy Coleman, Jenny Pierce and to five great nephews, many cousins and friends. He was also lifelong friends with Paul Bennett, Ron Schacher (Heidi), Greg Schacher (Shirley) and their families.
Mike sends to each of you who knew him a fond smile with his bright azure blue eyes sparkling. He knew he was loved and loved you right back with his whole heart. He sends farewell for now! Think of him with laughter and happy memories shared!
A celebration of life will be held the weekend of September 24-25 in Reno, NV.
Memories of Mike can be shared online in his “family album” located at Berge Pappas Smith Chapel of the Angels website: https://www.bergepappassmith.com/obits/michael-mike-h-coleman/