Michael Francis Moquin
Last updated 1/18/2024 at 9:41am
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Francis Moquin, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, who passed peacefully on Dec. 25, 2023. Michael's journey began on Feb. 21, 1990, and though his time with us was cut short, his impact on those who knew him will be everlasting.
Born in Portland, OR where he spent his early childhood, Michael moved to Cheney, Wash. in 2001 where he graduated from high school in 2008. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Shellie Marie Olson, and grandmother, Carole Anne Moquin. He is survived by his grandfather, Thomas Moquin, father, Mike Edward Moquin, sister, Destinie Marie Moquin (Caleb Duke), nieces, June Marie Hickey and Jacee Mae Hickey, sister, Ashlie Anne Stettler (Matthew Salazar), niece, Violet Alexia Destinie Stettler, grandparents, Carletta and Richard Rodriguez, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Michael proudly served in the United States Air Force, dedicating himself to the service of his country. He served in the Signals Analysis Squadron, a signals intelligence unit at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. His time in the Air Force was marked by honor, dedication, and a commitment to protecting the freedoms we hold dear. Michael served in the Air Force from 2009-2012 when his path took an unexpected turn, leading to his honorable medical discharge. Despite the challenges that followed as a disabled veteran, Michael faced them with resilience, strength, and an unwavering spirit.
To those who were fortunate enough to know Michael, he embodied a reliable and caring presence in the lives of those around him. His infectious laughter could light up even the darkest moments, and his quick wit brought joy to friends and family. Michael's sense of humor was not just a source of entertainment but also a testament to his optimistic outlook on life.
Michael's intelligence shone brightly in every aspect of his life. Whether immersed in profound discussions, tackling intricate problems, or delving into the worlds of literature, movies, and video games, he showcased a sharp mind and a thirst for knowledge. His intellectual curiosity inspired those around him and left a lasting impression on everyone who had the privilege of sharing in his company.
Beyond his military service and intellectual pursuits, Michael cherished his roles as a son, brother, friend, and, above all, uncle. His love for his family knew no bounds, and he consistently showed unwavering support and dedication. As an uncle, he delighted in creating lasting memories and imparting wisdom to the younger generation.
Michael's departure leaves a void in the hearts of many, but his legacy lives on in the memories of those who were touched by his kindness, humor, and quick wit. As we mourn the loss of this remarkable individual, let us also celebrate the life of Michael F. Moquin and the positive impact he had on the lives of those around him.
May he rest in peace, and may his spirit continue to inspire us to live with the same passion, humor, and resilience that he exemplified throughout his life.
Join us in celebrating Michael's life on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 460 N. 5th St., Cheney, WA, followed by a reception.