Michael A. Wemstrom
Michael A. Wemstrom, age 53, of Milwaukee and formerly of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital, Wauwatosa.
He was born in Janesville on Nov. 23, 1963, the son of Joseph B. and Mary Lou (Olsen) Wemstrom. He married Sandra “Sandy” A. Schuler in St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Nov. 12, 1994. Mike was operations manager for Visual Impressions, Milwaukee and was very proud of his accomplishments there. He grew up playing hockey in the Janesville Hockey Club with his father as one of the founders of the organization and was blessed to be a part of the “hockey family”. Mike was a professional golfer for many years and excelled at the game. He also enjoyed fishing up North with his family, bird hunting with his dad, loved Jazz music, playing the drums and guitar, but most importantly spending time with his family. Michael was a wonderful person in every way imaginable and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He was “old school” and his family values expressed those beliefs in everything he did. Taking care of his family was the most important thing in his life. Mike was especially proud of his son, Joe, and was looking forward to sharing so very many things with his beloved son. He was also extremely patient, caring, understanding and forgiving and he never raised his voice but ruled with a firm hand. Mike believed in people and he felt everyone deserved a chance. He enjoyed mentoring and teaching those who desired to learn.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Sandy Wemstrom of Milwaukee; son, Joseph D. Wemstrom of Milwaukee; sister, Judith (Brian) Rubeck of Janesville; brother-in-law, Steve Schuler; nieces, Stephanie (Schuler) Johnson and Mylissa (Schuler) Hartman; his beloved dog, Norman (named after “Hey Norm” from Cheers); and other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his adoring parents.
While Michael was called home much too soon, his family and friends will find comfort holding their memories close and knowing that he is with his parents and loving family gone before him. The family would like to sincerely thank the nurses and medical staff of Froedert Hospital for the excellent and compassionate care they gave Mike throughout this ordeal. Blessings to you all.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Rev. Tom Marr officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family.
Michael was very loved and will be greatly missed. He may be gone but will be in our hearts forever.
As they say, only the good die young.
“WE love You Daddy with All Our Hearts”