Michael Dillon Furstenberg
August 16, 1943 - June 12, 2019
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Friday 6/21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Appleton Highland Memorial Park
3131 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Friday 6/21, 2:00 pm

Michael Dillon Furstenberg, age 75, peacefully went to his Heavenly home on June 12th, 2019. He was born August 16, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Geraldine (Dillon) Shannon and Dr. Robert Furstenberg. After graduating from Appleton West High School, Michael attended UW-Madison and UW-Oshkosh. Being an Eagle Scout, Michael enjoyed a position…

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Larry Lyons left a message on October 10, 2019:
I am so sorry to have missed this. Mike helped us start our lab here in Stockton, IL. Mike and I started out as professional acquaintances but ended up good friends, like most of what I have read here. We have lost a good man, you all have my deepest sympathies.
John Stone-Wilms and Barbara Wilms-Stone left a message on July 1, 2019:
My wife and I and Nayele and Sandra, our Mexican nieces, did not know Michael and his family until later
in his life but we became fast friends with many shared childhood Boy Scout experiences. We spent time (but never enough) time talking about our Eagle Scout training, outdoor adventures, and love of Nature. Michael was an expert in plant identification and bird identification and he gifted me his copy of the Boy Scout Handbook and Field Manual. We spent time with his family at the cabin and with his
grandchildren and with Rayne. Our niece Nayele and his grandaughter continue to correspond
via e-mail. I am sorry that we didn't have the chance to spend more time together. Michael was a true gentleman devoted to Christ, He treasured all of God's creations and was passionate about his belief in the sanctity of life. He gifted a fountain pen to our niece which she will forever treasure, Rest in peace brother.
Pastor David and Mrs. Smail left a message on June 20, 2019:
First my wife and I would like to extend our condolences to the family.
I first met Mike a few years ago when he attended the Church in Goodman when he was at his cabin in Armstrong Creek.That was the beginning of a great Christian relationship. When he was at his cabin he would be in Church on Sunday. Sometimes after Church we would share a Pizza together.
We also spent many hours on the phone discussing spiritual theories and praying together.
I was especially grateful for the encouraging attitude that Mike always maintained to encourage his fellow Christians and especially his Pastor. Words cannot describe fully my thankfulness for the time we had together and I am truly looking forward to fellowshipping with Mike again in Glory.
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DC left a message on June 17, 2019:
So sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in Jesus promise at John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life."
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Sharon (Beckley) Clapham left a message on June 16, 2019:
Rest in Peace Michael. You have much love and will be missed by many.
John Carah left a message on June 16, 2019:
I knew Mike and his brothers and sister since elementary school. My family lived out of Wisconsin, but we had cottages one door away from Mike and his family in Waupaca. We spent every summer up at the lake and countless days and nights swimming, waterskiing, sailing together. If the weather kept us in, we played Monopoly or cards. Day or night we all had some activity together. Mike was a great water skier and always set the bar for the rest of us. He had a great sense of humor and always fun to be around. I know he will be missed by all who knew him.
Bob McKee (Bugs) left a message on June 15, 2019:
I have so many great memories of Mike. He taught me how to smoke with the Japanese cigarettes his dad brought home after WWII which he discovered in the attic. We smoked over the hill down by the " dangerous river " which was another no no.. They were awful and I usually turned green.We were 10. I remember his dad, my first and best dentist who died way too young and delightful mother Mrs Furstenburg ( Geri),
Waupaca, grade school through high school, ski trips, his younger sibs of whom Mike was very protective. I remember the beagles and the Mr Wagg incident ( ask Jim Ragus) and other mischieve. I regret not staying in closer touch with Mike but we always had a great time when we connected. He was a good friend and good man.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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