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Michael E. Syring

January 18, 1952 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Michael Syring Obituary

Michael E. Syring, 71, of Wausau, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

He was born on January 18, 1952 to the late Ernest and Harriett (Wolf) Syring in Ashland.  Mike graduated from Wausau East High School in 1970.  He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, reenlisting before completing his service.

Following his Military service Mike returned to Wausau and assisted his father in business ventures at Homestead Inn, Archie’s Monogram and selling medical supplies for Sci-Med.  He also worked in retail at Target and Eastbay in Wausau.  Mike was most recently employed at Tribute Golf Course.  Mike was very active in the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post #10 in Wausau serving as Liaison Officer, Post Commander, County Commander, and District Commander.

Mike treasured his family relationships.  He was a caretaker for his mother for many years when she was aging.  Mike enjoyed spending time with his niece and nephews.  When they were young he especially enjoyed taking them to visit the zoo.  Mike expressed love and support for his family with regular phone calls, sharing stories, family news and discussing current events.

Mike benefited from uncanny luck over the years with raffles and football pools.  Mike liked to talk and to invoke humor having an ability to talk your ear off.  Mike would discuss his work with the American Legion, current events in Wausau, family genealogy and speculate about how to disperse millions from winning the lottery jackpot if ever he won.  Mike always held great pride in his Military Service and his service to the community through the American Legion.  Mike didn’t live a particularly glamorous life, but it was a life well lived.  He will be missed by his family, friends and those he served.

Survivors include his brother, Bob (Marilyn); sister, Susan (David) Chen; niece, Mary Leitzke; nephew, Andrew Chenohara; great-nephews, Noah, Nathan, Carter, Hunter, and Emil; and aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Harriett; brother, Jason; and nephew, Adam Chen.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Restlawn Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post #10.  Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorials are requested to the American Legion Montgomery-Plant-Dudley Post #10, Wausau.

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November 20, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Memorial Service
November 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403


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