Michael John Macdonald died unexpectedly on September 8, 2013 at Myrtue Medical Center, just ten days after his fifty-sixth birthday.
He was born on August 29, 1957 to John and Ardes (Clay) Macdonald in Van Nuys, California. Mike spent the majority of his childhood on farms in Canby, Oregon and Galesville, Wisconsin. He also spent his childhood working at businesses owned by his mother and father; most notably Papa John's restaurant in Holmen, Wisconsin. Mike graduated from Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School in 1975 and from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1980 with a degree in Engineering. During college Mike met Agnes "Aggie" Flogel. After college, Mike married Aggie on June 14, 1980 and moved to Janesville, Wisconsin where he was employed at Gilman in Janesville for over twenty years. Most recently Mike and Aggie have resided in Harlan, Iowa, where he worked for Conductix Wampfler as the Manager of Engineering. Mike's most recent passion was becoming a grandparent by welcoming in a grandson and granddaughter, but also included golfing, curling, cheering for the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers, and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Agnes Macdonald of Harlan, Iowa; two sons Jonathan Macdonald and his wife Tracy (Brewer) of Iwakuni, Japan USMC Base and Marcus Macdonald and his wife Monika (Astari) of Janesville, Wisconsin; granddaughter Emmalynn; grandson Wesley; four brothers: Mark Macdonald and his wife Donna of Manhatten Beach, California, David Macdonald and his wife Jane of North Bend, Wisconsin, Matthew Macdonald and his wife Rita of Madison, Wisconsin, and Joseph Macdonald and his wife Kimberly of North Bend, Wisconsin; two sisters: Sandy and her husband Tim Tranberg of Black River Falls, Wisconsin and Marlene and her husband Rod Vaningan of North Bend, Wisconsin; father-in-law and mother-in-law Henry and Dolores Flogel of Mazomanie, Wisconsin; nine brothers-in-law: Tom and Carol Flogel of Lake Villa, Illinois, Leo and Diana Flogel of Chandler, Arizona, Ray and Val Flogel of Mazomanie, Wisconsin, Cletus and Sue Flogel of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, James Flogel of Athens, Tennessee, Hal and Sara Flogel of Madison, Wisconsin, Paul and Judy Flogel of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, Allen and Jen Flogel of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Steve and Lisa Flogel of Mazomanie, Wisconsin; one sister-in-law Therese and Jim McKenzie of Whitewater, Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the CrossPointe Community Church, Milton, WI. Friends may call on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Schneider Apfel Schneider and Schneider Funeral Home, 1800 E. Racine St., Janesville, WI.