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October 20, 2011

(4/22/1990 - 10/13/2011)

Mitchell Steven Bienusa was born in Fairbanks, Alaska on April 22, 1990. He is the son of CW4(R) Dale Bienusa and Mary (Shannon) Bienusa. He was active in JROTC and Boy Scouts throughout his teen years, earning his Eagle Scout on October 29, 2005. He graduated from Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Missouri in May 2008 and moved to Prescott, Arizona to major in computer engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was a Senior ROTC Cadet at Embry-Riddle and enjoyed hunting, shooting, paintball, video games, riding motorcycles, and caring for others.

He passed from this earth on October 13, 2011 at the Flagstaff Medical Center in Arizona. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Ronald Hesse of Floris, Iowa and Neil Shannon of Clay Center, Kansas. He is survived by his father and mother, Dale and Mary Bienusa, from Dixon, Missouri, his sister, Kassi Bienusa, from Manhattan, Kansas, and his grandmothers, Irene McCoy of Memphis, Missouri; and Onette Shannon of Clay Center, Kansas; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service was held at Embry-Riddle University in Prescott, Arizona on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 4:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held at the Soldier's Memorial Chapel at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. for family and friends. There will be a private family burial at a later date.

Flower arrangements can be sent to: Soldier's Memorial Chapel c/o The Bienusa Family 6501 Indiana Avenue, Bldg. 450, Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473.

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