Michael Joseph Wellnitz

1979 - 2021



Michael Joseph Wellnitz, age 41, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 11, 2021.  Michael was born in Portland, OR on March 21, 1979, to Gregory J. Wellnitz and Diana Rosera.  He is survived by his daughter, Samantha (special friend Patrick Trindal) Wellnitz, Appleton; his father, Gregory (Joanne) Wellnitz, Warren, OR; his mother, Diana Cooper, Appleton; his brother, Brian (Haily) Wellnitz, Buckeye, AZ; and a niece, Quinn Wellnitz.  He is further survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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Anthony Wellnitz

March 17, 2021 12:32 PM

I wanted to share a personal experience I had with Michael.  He came to visit his grandmother, my mother, when she was in the hospital later in her life.  I hadn’t seen him for a few years and it was good to reconnect.  He and I made some small talk and tried to cheer my mom up who wasn't very alert at the time.  I remember how kind he acted towards her.  During the course of our conversation, Michael recounted a time when I had gone to the Portland area to visit him and his mother, Diana, when they lived in an apartment together.  He was quite young at the time and thinking about what I could bring I decided that there is no better gift than a half-gallon of ice cream!  Michael and I had huge bowls of the stuff and rough-housed and laughed all that evening.  I hadn’t thought about that experience in years but he remembered it like it had just happened the day before.  We had such a great time.  He was a kind, caring, sensitive guy who showed love to those around him and thought the world was a wonderful place, regardless of the tough times he went through.  Michael was a good person and I will miss him very much.  

Anthony Wellnitz

From: Anthony, Gerald and Clare

March 17, 2021 11:24 AM

With heartfelt condolences to Michael's loving parents and all of his family.
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Marty & Robin Rosera

March 16, 2021 11:30 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Diana, and Samantha, and all the family.
Marty & Robin Rosera


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