Michael E. MacKenzie, 55, of Sullivan, WI passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Aurora Summit Medical Center.
Mike was born on September 19, 1963 in Fort Atkinson, WI the son of Alex and Catherine (Congdon) MacKenzie. He grew up in Palmyra, WI with his 6 siblings and at the age of 21 he began working in road construction. He would go on to work in the industry for over 30 years. God blessed Mike with two loving children. On November 22, 2010 Mike married his loving wife Denice Kindt in Jefferson. Mike was a hard worker. He provided well for his family and was not afraid to work. He also was very giving. His loving family remembers him as willing to give anyone the shirt off his back. He was very kind in that way. Mike had a big personality. He couldn’t help but be the center of attention in the room. Whether he wanted to or not, people just gravitated toward him. He’ll also be remembered for his sense of humor, he was always ready with a joke (or flatulence). For leisure, Mike enjoyed exercising and walking. He would often walk from Palmyra to Eagle and became locally famous for this. He also enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother, and a great friend. He will be dearly missed by the many he touched.
Mike is survived by: his loving wife, Denice; his 2 children, Cheyenne (Wade) Lentz and Waylon MacKenzie; his mother, Catherine; 3 step-children, Nicole, Kayla, John; 5 siblings, Greg, AJ, Henry (Kay), Maggie and Gabe; 1 grandchild and 3 step-grandchildren. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by: his father, Alex; a brother, Ernie; and his grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mike’s honor may be made to the family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Palmyra, WI. Fr. Mariadas Bekala will officiate the mass. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00AM until the time of mass at the church. Michael will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
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