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1962 Michael 2023

Michael Shellenbarger

April 29, 1962 — February 21, 2023

Vinita, Oklahoma

Michael Edwin Shellenbarger long time Vinita area resident passed from this life into eternal rest at home on the evening of February 21st, 2023. Michael was born April 29th, 1962, in Wenatchee Washington.

Michael loved family and was the happiest surrounded by children and grandchildren. Michael loved a good cup of coffee and could be often found with a mug in his hand. He loved to enjoy a good meal, but nothing topped liver and onions, it was one of his favorites. Michael loved birds and thoroughly enjoyed his motorcycles and a good ride with the wind in his face. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Michaell was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert Shellenbarger.

Those left to cherish the memory of a wonderful man include his 3 children, Michael Shellenbarger Jr., Kristi Crites, and Mark Shellenbarger, brothers John, Jimbo, David, and Kenneth Shellenbarger, Joe and Charlie Summers, sister Jeana Fritz, step daughter Nataliya and Mary Turner; grandchildren Pollyanna Vaughn, Leanna Vaughn, Michael C. Shellenbarger, Brittany Shellenbarger, Kacey Shellenbarger, Willda Vaughn, Abby Vuaghn, Jack Vaughn, Karene Charles, Jasmine Shellenbarger, Nancy Shellenbarger, Robert Shellenbarger, Mark Shellenbarger Jr., Zachary Shellenbarger, Casen Pullen, Marisa Shellenbarger, Gabriel Shellenbarger, Braxson Shellenbarger, and Aiden Matteri.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Monday February 27, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Services will be Tuesday February 28, 2023, at 10:00 am at the Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Colin Kirk officiating. Online condolences may be left at

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Monday, February 27, 2023

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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