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Michael Thoendel

April 3, 1987 — January 10, 2024

Oklahoma City

Michael Thoendel

Michael Gordon Thoendel, 36, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away on January 10, 2024. He was born on April 3, 1987, in Oklahoma City, the beloved son of Mary Estes and Steve Thoendel.

Michael's son, Ethan was his greatest joy. He loved his family deeply and they loved him. He was the most caring and loving uncle. He loved animals. He was generous and kind. A great conversationalist and wonderful friend. He was a total daredevil and naturally athletic! He loved to cook and adored his coffee.

He is survived by his son, Ethan Thoendel; his parents, Mary Estes and Steve Thoendel; his siblings, Dustin Thoendel, who is married to Mary Thoendel and Kaitlyn Thoendel Copen, who is married to Noah Copen; his nieces and nephews, Olivia and Nathan Copen, Paisley and Norah Thoendel; his grandparents, Joe and Judy Thoendel and Marilee Fike; and aunts, Toni Lawson, Tammy Donaldson, Terri Dahl and Nicole Bowen; uncles, Craig and Mike Thoendel and Brad Bowen; cousins, Shaun Lawson, James Cowan, Kara Piel, Tracy Donaldson, Rachel, Donaldson, Laina Radenburg, Ashley Dahl, Pete Dahl, Jake Dahl, Vincent, Tanner, Mikala, Nicholas, Joseph, Isabel, and Lauren Thoendel. He was preceded in death by his baby sister,Stevie Thoendel. Allison Morgan, Gordon Leigh Estes Jr., Gordon and Lucy Estes, and Chester "Pete" and Mary Fike.

A ceremony to honor Michael's life will be held on January 20, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, located at 14624 N May, Oklahoma City, OK.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Oklahoma City Animal Welfare in memory of Michael Thoendel. His love for animals will be continued through these contributions.

We will forever cherish the memories of Michael's vibrant spirit and the joy he brought into our lives. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 20, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

May Ave - Smith & Kernke Funeral Homes & Crematory

14624 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

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