Michael ‘Mike’ Switzer, 56|
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. at
First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, for Michael "Mike"
Switzer, who died at home, on Jan. 27, 2012, after a brief, valiant
fight with pancreatic cancer. A visitation will be held prior to the
service from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. Interment will take
place at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedarburg.
Memorials to the First Immanuel Guardian Angel Program or to the
charity of your choice are appreciated. Please visit
www.muellerfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
The family would like to thank the staff at Horizon Hospice for all
of their compassionate care and prayers.
Mike was born to Marilyn and Don Switzer on June 9, 1955. His father,
Don, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Nancy (nee Heidtke)
Switzer. They were married Feb. 22, 1986. He is deeply missed by his
two children, Lee and Danielle (Daniel) Halpin. He was also blessed
with one grand-daughter and will be missed by Danica June, who
lovingly knew him as Papa Mike.
He is further survived by his siblings, Sandy (Ken) Hinkle, Ronald,
Judy (Richard) Hannemann and Wally and Susie (Terry) McBride. He was
a brother-in-law to Donna (James) Schoenfeldt, Bill (Debbie) Heidtke,
Patty (William) Grace and Bob (Jody) Heidtke. He is also survived by
many nieces and nephews.
He will be deeply missed by his many friends and co-workers.
Mike’s love was over-the-road trucking. He became a trucker after
high school and served his country in Vietnam while in the Army. Mike
became friends with many of the customers he delivered, going out of
his way to give the best customer service, whether it was giving out
Sargento hats or coupons.
Mike also loved riding his Harley and going on cross-country rides.
He was known as "leader of the pack," mapping out the route and
making sure everyone’s needs were met while riding. There was no need
to worry about where we were going, as Mike had the stops all
planned. This was one of the many things he gave in life and expected
nothing in return, except for everyone along to have a good time.
Mike was always happy to let his nephew and nieces and granddaughter
get in his "big truck" just for the experience of being in there. He
also made sure that every niece and nephew had a toy Sargento truck
from the time they were born.
Mike gave generously of his short time at home to others on the
weekend. He would put others before himself.
He did love riding his lawn mower in summer to relax or moving snow
with his tractor in the winter. He loved working in his shop working
on many different projects with his friend, Andy Livingston.
Mike was also known for his witty humor and his loud deep voice.
Often times you could walk in a room and hear him before seeing him.
Mike never complained or whined. He lived life to the fullest and
often stated, "Life is good."
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.