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Michael D. Rheinschmidt, 58, 2341 Fawn Road, Mosinee, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at his home, under the care of Aseracare Hospice.
He was born Dec. 30, 1953, in Wausau, the son of Delight (Giese) Rheinschmidt, Mosinee, and the late Donald Rheinschmidt.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving as a MP during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW Post 8733. He was a self-employed master carpenter.
Mike enjoyed spending time with his family and friends in the outdoors. There wasn't anything he wouldn't hunt or fish. He shared himself so openly with everyone he met and would do anything to help someone regardless if you were a friend or stranger. He forged lifelong friendships everywhere he went, from Alaska, Hawaii, California, Mississippi, and at home in Mosinee. Whether you knew him as Mike,
"Big Mike", or "Big Foot", his laughter will be with us forever.
Survivors include a son, Michael (Jessica) Rheinschmidt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Yvonne (Danny Medina) Rheinschmidt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two granddaughters, Tallis Rheinschmidt and Candice Medina; six brothers and sisters, Karen McKenna, Mosinee, Donna (Mark) Torok, Vienna, Virginia, Thomas (Vickie) Rheinschmidt, Mosinee, Daniel Rheinschmidt, Mosinee, Sandra (Bob) Voss, Altha, Florida, and Kathleen (Bryan) Whitman, Mosinee; and a special friend, Ann Nesbitt, Weston.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Our Savior National Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Marion Talaga will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, where at 7 p.m. there will be a VFW prayer service followed by a parish prayer service. Visitation will be again from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Nov. 14, 2012