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Michael Paul Breidenbach, age 66, formerly of Waukesha, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

He was born on March 9, 1955, in Milwaukee, to Anthony & Carol (St. Denis) Breidenbach.  Mike became a trained chef while attending culinary school and worked in various facilities and restaurants throughout his career.  He most recently worked at Tally’s Tap & Eatery, a place where he truly loved the staff and clientele.   Mike enjoyed all Wisconsin sports.  He was a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badgers.  Mike enjoyed watching old westerns, watching sports, and spending time with his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Breidenbach; daughters, Diana (Matt) Schimming and Sarah Breidenbach; granddaughter, Adaline Schimming; parents, Anthony & Carol Breidenbach; brothers, Steve (Karen) & Tom (Karen) Breidenbach; nephew, Tony; niece, Jeanette; grandson, Gavin Rudy; and many friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mike’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006.


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  1. Claire Tompkins on May 18, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I worked with mike at Elmbrook Hospital! A long time ago. I remember we he was hired. We had some good times . So sorry for your loss !!

  2. Suzanne Mattice on May 18, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I also worked with Mike at Elmbrook Hospital, he was a hard worker and was a funny man. He taught me alot. I often think of him and others there. I’m so sorry for your loss. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  3. Virdette Otkins on May 18, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I never got the pleasure of meeting Mike. Carolyn is a Dear Friend and she chose Mike for a husband, so I’m sure he was a wonderful man. May the peace of God’s Holy Spirit cover, comfort, and keep his circle of Family and Friends. My deepest condolences for you all. Sending Love to Carolyn from Zephyrhills, Florida.

  4. Wendy Dunne on May 18, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Mike and I were co-workers at Elmbrook for many years. We had many chats and went thru many changes at Elmbrook.
    I remember him talking very often of Diana and Sarah obviously loving them dearly.
    Very sorry for your loss and sending my condolences to your entire family,

  5. Jake Becker on May 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Uncle Mike was a great person. So sorry to all the survivors. He will be remembered fondly.

  6. Rick (Sam) Breidenbach on May 22, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    I remember my cousin Mike as a thoughtful, quick witted and kind person. I am saddened that his life was cut short. My sympathies go out to his entire extended family and hope that his life is cherished and remembered fondly by all.

  7. Lynn and John Flaherty on May 24, 2021 at 1:06 am

    May God bless his family whom he loved and console them in this great loss. His loss is too soon. May God rest his soul and surround you with his comfort and peace. I pray that all of his family and friends are comforted by the memories and love they shared with him. I will miss you, Mike!

  8. Keith Pallen on May 30, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    I worked with him at Elmbrook hospital for many years was very nice person.


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