Yesterday, a great man, father, and businessman was laid to rest. Michael Stewart Wente, 56, passed away on Jan 17th 2012. His occupation was Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust Arizona. Michael had an MBA in Finance from Arizona State University and a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Michigan State University. He was s a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Michael is past president and a current member of the Phoenix CFA Society. Michael was currently a member of the Arizona State University Investment Committee.
If you asked Mike what he did, he would tell you that he was a father to Jon, Stewart, and daughter Erin. He would tell you he is an avid golfer and hockey fan. He plays hockey. He was a fixture at Coyote games for many years. He played every Sunday with a group of friends. He looked forward to summer when his kids were out of college so he could play with them. He was the manager of the Arizona Girls Youth Hockey Association.
My family feels blessed to have met Mike and his children. His void in the community and especially the hockey community will be felt.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in his name to the University of Vermont’s Women’s Hockey at 97 Spear Street Burlington, VT 05405 or Central Arizona College Baseball- Vaquero Foundation at 8470 N. Overfield Road Coolidge, AZ 85128.