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Michael Fjelstad


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Michael Fjelstad
May 23, 1947-May 22, 2018
Los Gatos
Michael Maurice Fjelstad ("Geno"), of Los Gatos, passed away peacefully on May 22, just a day before his 71st birthday after a short illness. A native of Rapid City, SD, Mike's family moved to Cupertino in 1960. Mike is survived by his younger brother Joseph of North Bend, WA, his beloved Mariana, Gabriella, and Natalia, and by his dear friends and companions in the Los Gatos foothills. He was predeceased by his older brother Patrick and parents, John and Marjorie.
Mike lived a full life, personally and professionally. He was a brilliant, creative, and highly-respected lawyer and accountant, practicing mostly in Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties, with a career that spanned 4 decades.
He was also a fitness enthusiast, dating back to his early years as a top-ranked gymnast at Cupertino High School. At age 16, he was runner-up "Mr. Santa Clara County". He graduated from San Jose State in 1970 with an accounting degree, spent several years working at the IRS, obtained his MBA from UCLA, and then his law degree from Santa Clara University in 1977.
Mike loved to travel, favoring the warmer climes. He was a frequent visitor to Brazil, Baja California, and the Caribbean. February would often find Mike in Rio, enjoying Carnival and dancing the Samba in the streets with the locals.
A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Sunday, June 24, at 2 PM, at Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Red Cross.
Any of Mike's numerous friends who might wish to attend should please RSVP to (408) 353-9200.


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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on June 5, 2018
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