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Michael D. Hochstrasser

Oct. 30, 1957 - Jun. 3, 2019

Date of Service: Jun. 15, 2019

BURLEY – Michael D. Hochstrasser, a 61-year-old resident of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday June 3, 2019, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, in Idaho Falls.

Michael was born October 30, 1957, in Boise, Idaho, the second child of Gerald W. Hochstrasser and LouAnn L. Teeples Horn. He attended Declo High School, and later spent time living in several western states including, Arizona, California and Utah, as well as Idaho locations including Boise, Declo, and Idaho Falls.

On November 3, 1999, he married Cheryl Ann LeClaire, with whom he would spend the rest of his life. He was previously married to Ardith Reedle.

Mike was gifted in many ways and he had a dedicated work ethic. He began working as a truck driver delivering fiberglass tubs, but found his true passion in working as a truck broker, which he was amazing at doing. For over ten years prior to his passing he had been working for Advantage Transportation. He also made and sold turquoise jewelry while living in Arizona.

Michael is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his father, Gerald W (Ruth) Hochstrasser; his son, Rick (Jen) Ault of Spokane, Washington; four grandchildren, Kyrstyn Johnson, of Boise, Idaho, Freedom Ault, Kylee Ault, and Taylor Ault - all of Spokane, Washington; two great-grandchildren, Violet and Lilah Johnson, with a brother on the way; sisters, Geri Lou (Pete) Alejandro of Burley, and Teri Lyn Hochstrasser; brother, Kent C. Hochstrasser; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lou Ann L. Teeples Horn; brother, Kirt G. Hochstrasser; and great-grandson, Mayson Michael Johnson.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 East 16th Street, in Burley, where friends may call from 10 until 10:45 prior to the service.