|Michael P. Neufeld, “Mike” and his wife of 50 years, Susan are perhaps best known as the owners of ROTWNEWS, a voice of the Mountain Communities.
He co-founded Crestline Connect ten years ago with Penny Shubnell, which meets every Wednesday with over 30+ businesses and organizations across the mountain. Mike may have never missed a gathering. He believed deeply that when like minded businesses, organizations, and individuals come together to share business, community, and nonprofit goals and issues, dreams turn into reality.
We can all attest, his vision was a reality. Countless businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals have realized their dreams with the great assistance of Mike and Susan, Crestline Connect and ROTWNEWS.
One cannot imagine what we all would have done without their tireless support and untold dollars donated in advertising and support of the endeavors of the businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals on this mountain.
Add to that, every agency in San Bernardino County, among those San Bernardino County Fire, CAL Fire, Twin Peaks Sheriff Station, CERT, ECS, COAD, CALTRANS, California Highway Patrol, and more knew they could count on Mike and Susan working 24/7 to communicate emergency and important alerts to mountain residents and visitors.
Susan will continue the ROTWNEWS legacy. She knows she can with your support.
Mike loved his life and the many people who crossed his path in the mountain communities, throughout California and beyond. He will be sorely missed by these countless individuals whose lives he touched. Many of us have been honored to call him “friend” and blessed by his enduring compassion and friendship.
Before Mike blessed the Mountain Communities with his presence, he was born on July 23, 1942 in Lindsay, California. Early in his life his family moved to Porterville, California.
His calling as a journalist, and in the news business, surfaced early in life. In high school, he was an on-air personality for the local radio station KTIP.
Mike was a graduate of the prestigious Dwight Bentel School of Journalism at San Jose State University, where he was a double major, receiving degrees in both Speech and Drama, and Radio and Television.
You will learn more about his wonderful family and his life at the Celebration of his Life on Sunday, February 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the San Moritz Lodge located at 24640 San Moritz Drive, Crestline, California, 92325
If you are not able to attend the celebration, you may send your condolences to Susan Neufeld at Post Office Box 336, Crestline, CA 92325.
A grieff fund has been set up at https://www.gofundme.com/susans-grief-fund