Son, Brother, Father, Friend, Artist, Creator, Teacher, Preacher, Counselor, Sinner, Survivor, Fighter, Faith-Filled Believer and the most wonderful, thoughtful, considerate, kind, loving, funny, caring and smiling man the world has ever known.
Michael began his journey in a small town in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois called Elgin. He moved with his family to an even smaller town a little closer to the Wisconsin border called Cary when he was in elementary school, and he lived there until he was in his late teens, and in the general northern Chicago, Illinois suburb areas until re-meeting his wife in 2002 (they had been school-mates early on in Cary in middle and high school) and relocating out of Illinois, as many have done, to a little town of about 8,000 people called Delavan right over the Wisconsin border close to one of his favorite childhood mini-vacation spots, his beloved Lake Geneva, a town which is surrounded by water, parks and beauty, in the mid 2000’s. Michael was one of 8 children, the third from the youngest. He has 3 older brothers, two older sisters and 2 younger sisters all of whom he adored, cherished, fought with, cried with, lived with, and who he; right up until the very end of his journey, never stopped taking care of or trying to make amends to, for all he felt he owed to them in one way or another. Read more here.