In Memoriam : Michael Wankum
Dana Szewczyk - February 11, 2016 Contact this person
My deepest sympathy to the passing of Mike. I worked with Mike at the Norris School District. I also was a parent with children in the Norris School District. We were all very fond of him and his friendliness. As my children grew up and went on to high school and college he would always ask about them and how they were doing. I remember how he enjoyed playing his tuba for the Norris Middle School graduations. My three children were all members of the band over the years. I was saddened to read his obituary in the Bakersfield paper. Sincerely, Dana Szewczyk
Tom Pinnell - February 12, 2016 Contact this person
I met Mike thru Norris School I do little projects for the district and he drove my niece and nephew to and from our farm. He loved talking tractors and one day he asked about and old dump truck I was driving Turns out it was his old dump truck when he worked in Delano. We had had lots of great little visits and always looked forward to his smile and waves from the bus. I heard he had retired but lost track of him after that. Gonna miss him but I'm sure he's looking down upon all of us. The world lost a good one.