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Michael William
Van Wagenen

Passed away on Tuesday, May 10th , 2022, age 69 years.  Loving husband of Constance “Connie” for 37 years.  Proud father of Jennifer “Jenni” and Nicholas “Nick”(Lorin).  Dear grandfather of Jace.  Son of Jean Van Wagenen and the late Don.  Brother of John(Kathy), Tom, and Lori.  He will be greatly missed by his dog Brewer.  Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4PM at the Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th St. Greenfield, WI.  A Memorial Service will follow at 4PM.

Mike was an avid Brewer fan and spent much of his free time on the golf course.  He worked for 38 years at Reilly, Penner, & Benton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.

19 Comments

  1. Edward Harness May 11, 2022 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Connie, Jenni, and Nick so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. There was no more generous man on this earth then he. Please remember the joy he brought to so many others.

    • Theresa Elliott May 13, 2022 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Our deepest sympathies to all of you from the Bregenzer family.

      May Mike be flying with the angels tonight.

  2. Steve Moon May 11, 2022 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Condolences from the Moons. Mike was one of the nicest men I have ever met. Thinking of the whole family. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Peg Broker May 11, 2022 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear this. As difficult as his last years were, he knew you, Connie. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  4. Randy and Karen Share May 11, 2022 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Our hearts are broken over the loss of our dear friend “Van”. We will mourn him for an appropriate time. But then we will celebrate his life that brought us so much joy. Your sweet Connie will continue to care for your family until y’all are reunited.
    Sleep well my friend!

  5. Marilyn Davis May 11, 2022 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Oh Connie, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.

  6. Diana and Mike Vaughn May 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Connie our hearts are heavy at this difficult time. Mike was a kind and accepting man. Both you and Mike felt like family to us.

  7. Missy and Kevin Kuckkan May 11, 2022 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    So very sorry to hear this news….Mike was kind, gentle, welcoming and just a great guy in every respect. Missy and I send our condolences to the Suedbeck and Van Wagenen families

  8. Sandy Girard May 11, 2022 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Mike was one of the sweet,kindest, thoughtful person that we had the great pleasure knowing and had so much fun with him. I always loved his big hugs. Thinking and praying for your wonderful family. We will sure miss him but we have to remember he is at rest now

  9. Mary Brown May 12, 2022 at 5:34 am - Reply

    Connie,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.

  10. Brad & Jill ENGEBRETSON May 12, 2022 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Connie, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Mike. Keep your memories in your heart, May he rest in the arms of our Lord.

  11. Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter May 12, 2022 at 8:57 am - Reply

    On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer’s Association – thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Michael’s name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dave Grams, Executive Director

  12. Barbara Holma May 12, 2022 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Our hearts go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. Mike was an amazing man and will be missed by so many.

    Please know we are thinking of you all.

    Dennis and Barbara Holma

  13. Julie calkins- shelton May 12, 2022 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Mike was a great man. He will be greatly missed.

  14. Hall Derinda (Disch) May 12, 2022 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Connie I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mike. May Jesus be with you and the kids during this time. Prayers go out to you and yours.

  15. Todd & Judy Scott May 12, 2022 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Mike was a SuperHero to Judy & Me giving us great Financial Advice and embracing us as close friends. We’ll never ever forget the Karaoke gathering at our house and enjoying him singing “Red Solo Cup” when he entertained us all. Love you Mike and your inspiration to ALL of Us!!!

  16. Tim Stein May 13, 2022 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Dear Connie and family,

    My deepest condolences!
    Mike was a man with great knowledge of his profession, possessed wonderful communication skills, exceptional integrity and most importantly a warm and care man. And he loved the Brewers.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Tim Stein

  17. Linda Z Nikcevich May 14, 2022 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Connie I am so sad to hear of your husbands passing. I hope his legacy lives on in your children and grandkids and the memories of all the wonderful times you shared together.

  18. Pfund’s May 16, 2022 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Jennifer and Nick. Keep the good memories alive. We will of our dear friend Van.

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