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“Dear Beth,Karen kindly relayed to me the sad news of Mike's passing. Please accept my condolences. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Margie Bruesch Rybarczyk - NC

“Dear Beth, We were sorry to hear of your loss. Good memories of Mike and you visiting the record shop in Wausau.Chris and Mike Capista ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Capista - Wausau, WI

“Beth,Holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen Reilly Drueck ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Colleen Drueck - Schofield, WI

“I have many fond memories of Mike.He was a multi talented musician, and a pleasure to jam with.God BlessHarry KoehlerChandler AZ ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“I remember Mike fondly. He cared for his students, and for the staff and faculty at UWFOX with whom he worked. His joy of playing good music was...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Eagon - Winneconne

“I am saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a delightful colleague and I remember him with much warmth. My best to Beth, Mike's love. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Phyllis Dintenfass - Appleton, WI

“Mike was such a great man and had an infectious laugh. He helped our family so much with diabetes. Our daughter at age 7 was diagnosed with diabetes...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Mike was such a man of integrity. His care for his students was so obvious. I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with Mike. My sympathies go to...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jeanne Bootz - Waupaca, WI

“Dear Sweet Beth,I am so sad to hear about the loss of your Mike. Mike was a wonderful teammate. He always made me feel welcome, valued, and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Therese Nemec - Appleton, WI


Lyle (Mike) Michael English died on Monday, May 28, 2018 at UW Madison Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born in Merrill, WI on July 5, 1948, the only child of the late Lyle H. English and Jeannette (Sladek) English. Mike was raised surrounded by the love of his aunts, uncles and cousins. His mother’s love of vocals and harmony nurtured Mike’s early love of music. Those from the Wausau area recall Mike’s first band, Jimmy and the Javelins. There were many other bands and many friendships along the way. The passion he had for rock and blues defined his entire life. Mike had a graduate degree in Guidance and Counseling. He used his education at the Youth Services Bureau of Marathon County as well as Neenah Menasha. He was a high school recruiter for Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee and then an admissions counselor for UW-Fox Valley. He finished his career as an instructor at Fox Valley Technical College. Mike is survived by his bride and best friend, Elizabeth (Beth Conrad) English. Together with Beth, he traveled extensively, loved game night and sheepshead with friends. Mike is too well loved to ever be forgotten. The family would like to thank Karon Sandberg for her loving gift of a kidney. He was proud to have become a 15 year kidney transplant survivor. Please consider a donation to the National Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org) or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org). Visitation will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9-11 AM at St Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W Pine St, Appleton, WI. The funeral mass will begin at 11:00 with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later time in St. Joseph Cemetery Prayer Garden, Appleton.