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Michael Roy Katzenberg

Died: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Age: 84
Michael Roy Katzenberg, 84, Lyons, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2013, at his home. He was born in Genoa City on June 25, 1929, the son of the late Harry J. and Nina Augusta Jacobson Katzenberg. On Sept. 26, 1953, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pell Lake, he married Jean T. Fries. They lived in Genoa City until moving to Lyons in 1961. He graduated from Genoa City High School in 1947.

Michael served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He owned Katzenberg Construction for many years. He attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a former member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Genoa City, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the Sponholtz-Deignan American Legion Post 183 in Genoa City. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and horses.

Michael is survived by his wife, Jean; eight children, Michael (Colleen) Katzenberg, Burlington, Patricia (Dale) Snyder, Whitewater, Brian (Sandi) Katzenberg, Warrens, Eileen (David) Stefanski, Wales, Greg (Peg) Katzenberg, Pell Lake, Dan (Lynnette) Katzenberg, Burlington, Maureen (Jerry) Hutkowski, Lake Geneva, and Joe (Karen) Katzenberg, Pell Lake; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis (Harry) Tiggeman of Genoa City.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Isolyn Katzenberg; and one brother, Harold “Schmaltz” Katzenberg.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Genoa City, with the Rev. Jennie Swanson officiating. Inurnment with military honors in Bloomfield Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home and Crematory in Genoa City and after 10 a.m. Friday at the church. For online guestbook, go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.

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