Michael J Bembenek
Nov. 10, 1960 - Aug. 10, 2019
Chilton, WI
Michael J Bembenek
Chilton, WI

Michael J. “Mike” Bembenek, age 58, of Chilton, died at his residence with his wife and son by his side on August 10, 2019. He was born in Manitowoc on November 10, 1960, son of Roman and Margaret Bembenek. On October 16, 1982, he married Cheryl Raymakers and together they had a son, David.

Mike loved camping and hunting, but loved his family even more. He enjoyed watching his son play sports while growing up and was at his happiest spending time with his grandchildren. He had a dry sense of humor and told terrible dad jokes. He liked the evenings when he could sit close to a bonfire and enjoy a cold beer. When he was diagnosed with ALS four years ago, he took it with grace and dignity. He never gave up, he focused on what he could do instead of what he couldn’t, and he fought hard against his illness until the very end. 

Mike is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his parents: Roman and Margaret; his son: David (Kayla) Bembenek, grandchildren: Audrey, Charles, and Bradley Bembenek; siblings: Alan (Michelle) Bembenek and Debbie (Ken) Lang; sister-in-law: Ellen (Don) Klawitter; and brothers-in-law: Steve (Sherri) Raymakers and Patrick Raymakers.

Private services have been planned by the family. 

The family would like to give special thanks to Mike’s caregivers, Margie Spitza and Brenda Leon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Michael Bembenek.
So sorry to hear this news. In the short time we met Michael, he seemed a very loving man and dedicated husband. God be with you during this time.

Carol Letner (Acquaintance) - Aug. 22, 2019

Cheryl, So very sorry to hear about Mike's passing. May God give the comfort you deserve. With sincere sympathies. Ellie

Ellie Hilton (Friend) - Aug. 20, 2019

Cheryl and David, please accept my most sincere condolences. Tommy from Village lanes

Tom Laughrin (Friend) - Aug. 13, 2019

I am very sorry to hear of the Loss of Mike. He was a very good friend of mine in high school and was the best man at my wedding. We had some fun times working on cars together and I remember when he drove his car through the garage and I ended up buying it from him and fixing it up. 69 Barracuda Fastback many fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and David. May God give you strength and knowing that he is in a better place now

Steve Rusch (Friend) - Aug. 13, 2019

I used to work with Mike and remember how quick his humor was. One of the good guys who will be missed. I always loved when he’d talk about his family. How he felt so lucky to have met Cheryl when she came along with her friend who was buying a car he was selling. The conversation would always go along the path of how your future can change so quickly in unexpected ways. It would always remind me to be open to the unexpected, but I never expected you to leave this earth so quickly. My thoughts go out to your family. Peace and love.

Julie Mackey (Friend) - Aug. 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have many fond memories of the Bembenek family growing up on 18th St. May he be at peace.

Connie Ruether Kocian (Friend) - Aug. 12, 2019

Mike, Thanks for all the memories, all the hunting trips to Wyoming, the deer hunting around home, the Mad Dog 20/20!!! You were an all around good guy, hunting buddy, and great friend and brother n law! Rest easy my friend! Don

Don Klawitter (Brother n law) - Aug. 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I have many fond memories of the Bembenek family growing up on 18th St. May he be at peace.

Connie Ruether Kocian (Friend) - Aug. 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

Mark or Lori Fagg (Friends) - Aug. 12, 2019

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with you all! God bless!

Mark or Lori Fagg (Friends) - Aug. 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. He was one of the nicest guys I ever met a will be greatly missed.

Mike Boll (Friend) - Aug. 12, 2019

I'm so very, very sorry for your the whole family. I am absolutely going to miss seeing you and Cheryl...blessed be in your loss.

Amanda Tocco (Friend) - Aug. 11, 2019

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