Michael Cortes

Michael Cortes

MADISON/FITCHBURG – Michael Cortes, age 48, of Fitchburg, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at home.

He was born on March 22, 1965, the son of Bienvenido Cortes and Barbara Cortes. Michael went to Madison East High School where he received his GED. He was religious and had hopes and dreams of creating and running his own ministry. Michael was artistic and had a great gift he shared with many. He was a tattoo artist for 36 years, which was his life and passion. Michael loved to draw, airbrush, woodworking, painting and music. He also enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, fishing and hiking, his family and his daughter. Michael loved life in general and was a great friend and mentor. He had a very uplifting and motivating personality and was very supportive and friendly.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Chenoa Sime; his brothers, Andre Cortes and David Cortes; a sister, Barbara Cortes; and a step-son, Austin Gullen.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.