Michael John Meindl, 49

Michael John Meindl of Collierville, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 30, 2017, following a brief illness. Michael was born Dec. 9, 1967, to Max and Kathleen (Sowell) Meindl of West Bend.

Michael was a graduate of West Bend East High School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Michael met his wife, Lisa, in Abilene, Texas, while they were both working in collegiate housing management and they were married in 1995. Michael began his specialty and promotions company, Paradigm Business Images LLC, in 2002. The couple moved several times to accommodate Lisa’s career, which brought them to the Memphis area in 2010.

A devoted family man, most of his activities and interests revolved around his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Grace, as well as his parents and extended family in Wisconsin.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Michael was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan, but because of his wife’s and daughter’s attendance at Kansas State University, he also rooted for K-State. He regularly attended football watch parties for both the Packers and Wildcats.

With his positive attitude, professionalism and genuine desire to serve, Michael loved his community. He was a very active member of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Board of Directors, the Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce, the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis, and Hope Presbyterian Church, where he and his family often volunteered through the Scrubs team. Michael is survived by his mother, Kathleen (Sowell) Meindl; his wife, Lisa; his daughter, Grace; his siblings: Mark (Sandra) Meindl of West Bend, Lisa (Scott) Heltemes of Campbellsport, and Laura (Brian) Brown of Wauwatosa; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and beloved friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Max Meindl, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation and funeral services were held in Collierville, Tennessee, and a private service for family and close friends will take place prior to internment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee.

A viola player and music lover, Michael was an ardent supporter of the arts and many other nonprofit organizations in his community. Memorial donations to the New Day Children’s Theatre in his honor are appreciated: http://newdaytheatre.org/support-us/donate-today/.