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Michael Buenning

Washington, UT

Michael Hermann Buenning, 54 years old, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. He was born to Hermann and Jeanette Ashton Buenning in Price, Utah on June 14, 1960. He was sealed to Waisum Ng Buenning on April 23, 1985 in the Salt Lake Temple. He is survived by his wife and five children: Jessica, Jason, Jasmine, Jacob, and Joseph; his parents; and his two younger sisters Michelle and Suzanne. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and uncle.

Michael graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and a Master of Arts in International Relations. Later he obtained a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management. For nearly 30 years he worked in international business. Michael was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints his entire life. He was an Eagle Scout, served an honorable full-time mission in Hong Kong, served as the branch president of the Shanghai Branch in Shanghai, China, and was the first high councilman for the Church in China.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Washington Fields Stake Center (1835 S. Washington Fields Rd, Washington, UT 84780) at 2pm. Interment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery (1777 S. Dixie Dr, St. George, UT 84770). Arrangements are made under the direction of Heideman Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E. 700 S., St. George, UT (435) 674-5000.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on July 28, 2014
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