Michael John Marx, 58, devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed unexpectedly into eternal life on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, from organ failure due to an aortic dissection.
Michael was born September 12, 1963, to the late Alfred Marx and Barbara (Scheel) Marx, Ringle. Michael married the love of his life, Sharon (Gorecki) Marx, Ringle, on November 6, 1982, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Wausau. Together they had four children, Jamie (Joseph) Porior, Oconto Falls, Jonathon, London, England, Andrew, Ringle, and Alexander, Ringle, and one grandson, Joseph Jesse (J. J.) Porior.
Michael graduated from DC Everest, 1981. He earned diplomas from Wyo-Tech, Laramie, WY, for Collision Repair and NTC, Wausau, for Business in Agriculture. Michael operated the family dairy and beef farm all throughout his life with his wife, children, and his parents. He also worked at Fulton/Cequent Performance Products as a maintenance and fabrication supervisor for 15 years, and most recently at Vortex Tool as a production assistant.
He enjoyed farming, the outdoors, walking the fields and in the woods for solitude and deer hunting, Wisconsin sports, and the Wisconsin Valley Fair, where he met Sharon. He became a WVF Board member in 2011 until his passing. Michael was also a member of the Market Animal Show & Sale committee during the years his children were in 4-H and FFA.
Recently, Michael found the most joy in spending as much time as he could with his grandson J. J. talking farm and reading books about cows and tractors.
He is survived by his wife, children, son-in-law, grandson, mother, and siblings, Denise Perkins, Wausau, Charlotte (Jerome) Kuklinski, Ringle, Karen (Rick) Nelson, Mosinee, Michelle (Shawn) Perkins, Kronenwetter, Doug Marx, Mosinee, Marci (Rus) Wiegand, Athens, and many nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by his father Alfred, brother Gregory, and mother-in-law Helen Gorecki.
His wife and children would like to sincerely thank the vascular team at Marshfield Medical Center for their determination and perseverance while Michael was under their care.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 22, 2022, 12pm-4pm at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 6th St., Wausau. The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, May 23, 2022, at 11:00 am at Church of the Resurrection, N. 2nd St., Wausau, with visitation again from 10am until the time of services. Fr. Joe Richards will preside.
In lieu of flowers, a memoriam will be established in Michael’s name. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.