Burnham, Michael J.
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Wausau, Wis., formerly of Plainwell, Mich.
Michael, beloved son of Daniel II and Kathleen Burnham of Plainwell, passed away Dec. 6, 2012, at Aspirus Hospital of genetic liver failure. Michael was a 1990 graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School and had Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Aquinas College.
Michael loved and was loved by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his parents; brother, Daniel Burnham III; sister, Lisa and Larry Willems; nephew and niece Daniel and Rachel Willems; grandfather, Daniel E. Burnham; grandmother, Marilyn Laham; special great-aunt, Martha Laham; aunts and uncles, Toni and Augie Otero, Pamela and Steven Scheick, Dennis and Cindy Burnham, Jeffery and Sue Burnham, Tim and Mary Burnham, Arthur Laham; and many cousins. Michael is also survived by his special friend, Megan Lissner, Wausau.
Donations in Michael's memory can be made to Michael's Place Enrichment Center, 319 Fourth St, LL, Wausau, WI 54403 or First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant St., Wausau, WI 54401-4788.
He is now in a better place with his Lord and Savior and those he loved and missed so much. Our family hopes you will pray for us as we pray for God to help us understand and accept the premature loss of our loved one.
Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, CNAs and staff at Aspirus Hospital, Wausau—Thank you so much for the care given Michael. You are the greatest, most caring and compassionate people. You really helped us through this whole thing. Also special thanks to Diane Stookey from Michael's Place and Pastor Joy from the First Presbyterian Church of Wausau, for all your time and support and Michael's friends who visited. God Bless all of you. It was good to know that Michael had so many people who cared.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Dec. 16, 2012