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Eugene "Mike" Hartzheim

11/27/1941 - 08/26/2018

Mike, age 76, died at Aurora Medical Center's ICU surrounded by his family on August 26, 2018, after a courageous battle with heart disease.
Eugene "Mike" was born to the late Richard and Margaret (Kauer) Hartzheim on November 27, 1941. He grew up in Appleton, WI and graduated from Appleton High School in 1960.
He married Kathleen Dellemann on May 11, 1963, at St Mary Catholic Church (in the little old white church) in Winneconne, WI. They lived in Appleton the first 2 and a half years of their marriage. They have lived in Winneconne since 1965 and in their present home for 41 years where many fond memories were made. They were blessed with 4 awesome children, 9 loving grandchildren, and 3 great- grandchildren.
Mike loved spending time with family and friends. He also had fun traveling, reading, playing board games, cards, computer games, tending to his fish pond, and hand feeding any frog who called his pond home. Mike had a deep faith in God. He loved being Dad, Dad-in-Law, Papa/Grampa, and Great-Papa.
He was a Sheet Metal Journeyman having worked at Muza, Bassett, and Azco Sheet Metal all of his working years. He was a greeter at St. Mary Catholic Church, Winneconne where he also assisted with church office jobs and at funeral dinners when extra hands were needed. Mike was the Winneconne Auxiliary Police Chief for many years and on the Winneconne Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. He loved to joke and make people laugh and cause trouble, hence the nick name "Trouble".
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kathleen; two daughters: Michelle "Missy", Central WI Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Madison, WI; Debra "Deb" and her husband Andrew "Andy" Gross, Auroraville, WI; two sons: Michael "Mike" and his wife Mary, Midlothian IL; and Richard "Rick" and his wife Jazmin, Appleton, WI; grandchildren: Megan Kennedy and her husband Ben Axt, Seattle WA; Amanda Kennedy, Greenville, SC; Steve Gross and his wife Dylan, Ripon, WI; Jaimie Gross and her husband Jarred Beranich, Ripon, WI; Katie and Sophie Hartzheim, Midlothian IL; Nora Hartzheim, Aly and Max West, Appleton, WI; great-grandchildren: Teagan and Quinlyn Gross, Vivishion Beranich, Ripon, WI. He is further survived by six sisters: Irene (Floyd) Van Asten, Appleton, WI; Kathleen "Toots" Van Deraa, Kaukauna, WI; Dorothy "Dot" Kons, Cottage Grove, MN; Liz Downey, Hillsboro, OR; Lucille Kosten, Delafield, WI; Rose (RD) Birdsong, Pulaski, TN; two brothers: James (Margie) Hartzheim, Corpus Christi, TX; Thomas (Penny) Hartzheim, Lafayette, CO; one brother-in-law, James "Jim" Dellemann, Oshkosh, WI; two sisters-in-law, Bobbye Hartzheim, Appleton, WI and Marie Hughes, Appleton, WI; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and one very special aunt, Marcella Dellemann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; bothers Ken and John Hartzheim; one sister, Mary Hartzheim; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin "Otts" Van Deraa and Tom Downey.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, September 1 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church 210 Pleasant Dr. Winneconne. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Fr. Matthew Rappl and Sr. Pam Biehl officiating. Burial will follow in the Winneconne Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Mike's name.
A very special thanks to the ICU staff at Aurora Medical Center.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.

Michael Marbury wrote on August 31, 2018
Deepest sincere sympathy. Prayers and peace to the family

Melvin Klarner wrote on August 31, 2018
From all the Fox Valley retirees club members, our condolences Kathy to you & your family. Melvin Klarner President God Bless

Melvin Klarner wrote on August 31, 2018
Our condolences to you and your family. i remember all the good times we had together Melvin & Nancy Klarner God Bless

Dannie & Nancy Angell wrote on August 30, 2018
Dear Kathy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He will be missed by everyone especially all of us who knew him and continued to enjoy his great humor at the class get-to-gethers. May God continue to Bless you all now and in the future. May Mike rest in peace.

Dale &Therese Ann Witzke wrote on August 29, 2018
Dear Kathy, We will miss not seeing Mike & you at Church. We want to send Our Deepest Sympathy & Prayers to you & your family. We have a lot of memory's with you & Mike and he will be missed greatly.

Barb Stieg wrote on August 29, 2018
Dear Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I remember all the happy times you and I had with our boys with Mike always being so funny. He was one of the nicest men I've ever known. Sincerely, Barb

Richard Schwab wrote on August 28, 2018
sorry for your loss

Trudy and Bob Helgeson wrote on August 28, 2018
Always enjoyed talking with Mike at reunions. God's love and peace to Kathy and the family.

Trudy and Bob Helgeson wrote on August 28, 2018
Always enjoyed talking with Mike at reunions. God's love and peace to Kathy and the family.

David and Maralyn Saleh wrote on August 28, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and heartfelt prayers during this difficult time. May your faith bring you healing and peace. God Bless you all.

Cheryl Gorges wrote on August 28, 2018
Will always have loving memories of Mike for his sense of humor and warm hugs.

Amy Johnson wrote on August 28, 2018
I was so sad to read of Mike's passing. Although we are not supposed to have favorites at work, he was one of mine. Always smiling and a story to tell. I was honored to have met him and you as well, Kathy. My deepest sympathy to your family. Amy Johnson (former staff at Eden Meadows)

Randy and LuAnn Bradley wrote on August 28, 2018
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kathy and family. We feel honored to have known Mike and Kathy while serving on the Auxilary and Fire Department. He was a joy to be around and will truly be missed. RIP Chief =” Randy and LuAnn

Heather (Angell) Senske wrote on August 28, 2018
My heart goes out to your family. So sorry for your loss.

Andy Brantley wrote on August 27, 2018
May the Lord hold you close

Lee Wolf wrote on August 27, 2018
Mike was a great guy, always fun to be around. I'll truly miss my "wine helper." Sincere sympathy to Kathy and his family.