This is a very late blog post on the death of longtime mountain reporter, Mike Neufeld. His service, held in the beautiful San Moritz Lodge on Sunday, February 12, and I can’t help but think that Mike, a longtime mountain reporter, would have been smiling a lot at the number of people who showed up to remember him.
I don’t believe that in all my days I have ever seen such a “turnout” for a funeral service. Throughout the years Mike was a mountain reporter and he had the knack of getting news as soon as possible and as accurately as possible. He was so well thought of which showed because so many family and friends and attended . Those who attended the service comprised of a “who’s who of the mountains” as well as many family and out-of-town friends.
Mike was an amazing man in many ways and I know that he left big footprints on everyone who attended.
I like to think that wherever he is he’s busy giving lessons on how to be a good reporter to whoever will listen.