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1944 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Michael Alton "Bubba" Schleef Obituary
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July 16, 2018

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November 8, 2015
Mike Bubba Schleef was my friend from the 1st grade. We used to play pickup baseball games in Oroville, CA's Rotary Park down by the levee. He organized a team of us 10-year-olds and proceeded to exercise strong managerial control, dictating the terms under which we played (for ex., buying him an ice cream from the bell-ringing vending truck that passed the park in the afternoons). I could later see how this was part of his early career development. His strong character also included a congenial side where his gift of gab came to the fore.
Gary Heath
November 5, 2015
Really sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was an unforgettable guy, even if you WERE trying to forget! He was fun to be around, kept you laughing, and that says a lot about how he impacted all of us.
John Quintel
November 5, 2015

Sorry to hear about Mike or, as we uses to call him, Peedeedle (his mother gave him that moniker I think; perhaps you told me, I don't recall). You
mentioned in the past that his health was not good - sounds like that must have caught up with him.

I can remember being 10 years old and playing my first Little League practice game at Little League Park in Oroville. Miraculously, I hit one into the
right centerfield gap. Mikey was playing first base. As I rounded the bag, he said "Don't go, don't go..you do not want to do that!" I probably could have
walked into second base as I was looking at the back of the outfielder chasing my ball as it rolled to the wall. However, here was a bigger, older kid giving
me some advice which I thought I should be listening to, I guess! So I stayed put. Afterward I realized what a dummy I had been - another lesson learned
in the school of hard knocks (or, rather, bad advice) on the old ball field.

I remember listening to the recording of Mike doing the Yountville games at the picnic we had at Bidwell Bar at the end of the season. I do not know who
kept those. It would be fun to locate and listen to them again. Larry Heath
November 5, 2015
Knowing Mike (P.D. as his mother nicknamed him because she said Mike was her "Patriotic Duty) since 1960, I can easily say that his passing marks the end of an era. We started our friendship delivering Fuller Brush products from his 1955 baby blue Ford pickup. Through the thick and thin, and there was plenty of both, all who knew him reserve a special fondness for the most unique man, Mike Alton, Bubba, P.D., Schleedo, America's Guest, Schleef. See you at the oak tree pal.