(posted 3/22/09) The following obituary appeared in the Madison newspapers website on 03/22/09:
Michael J. Wyngaard, age 71, died Friday, March 20, 2009, of congestive heart failure at his home with his wife Nancy at his side. His big heart finally failed him. He was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Madison, the son of John W. and Catherine (Corry) Wyngaard and the grandson of Henry Wijngaard, who emigrated from Holland. Michael served various roles in an active law practice for over 45 years and was especially proud to have created his own local firm which provided services to his many clients for 30 years. “I have lived a positive and rewarding life, there is nothing else I would have rather done.” Michael is survived by his cherished wife, Nancy; his children, Jane (Tom) Wyngaard-Innes, Katie (Darrick) Wyngaard-Niccum, Molly Wyngaard, John J. Wyngaard and Michael C. (Sarah) Wyngaard; grandchildren, Brighid, Shea, Grace, Jack, Lilly, Eric, Elise, Michael and Logan; siblings, John (Sandra) Wyngaard and their children of State College, Pa., Judy (George) Oosterhous and their children of Texarkana, Texas and Susan (Jane Snyder) of Albuquerque, N.M. He will also be missed by Nancy’s mother; brothers; sisters; nieces and nephews, who spent time with Aunt Sissy and Uncle Mike and loved and enjoyed him beyond measure. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother, Tim Wyngaard; and niece, Betsy Wyngaard. Michael wanted to express his gratitude to Dr. Patrick Hughes for his knowledge, skill and care; to the Hospice team for their care and compassion; and to attorney Dan Kohls for his assistance in closing Michael’s law office and caring for his cherished clients. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m on Friday, March 27, 2009, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the HospiceCare Foundation, Inc., or to an educational memorial fund to be established at a later date.
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