Michael J. Chase

  • Born: February 28, 1956
  • Died: September 29, 2019
  • Location: Pardeeville, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral & Cremation Services, Columbus

146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael J. Chase, 63, of Pardeeville and formerly of Columbus and Beaver Dam, was united with the Holy Spirit on September 29, 2019 while in the presence of his loving and devoted family. His passing took place at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison after complications from a medical procedure.

Mike was born on February 28, 1956 in Maywood, CA to William and Doris (Ganta) Chase. Mike was raised in Columbus and was a graduate of the class of 1975. He was married to Debra DeNure in 1977.

Mike will be remembered by those close to him as a hard-working man of integrity, a man who always lent a helping hand, and was fiercely loyal and reliable. He was an avid Wisconsin sports fan and could often be found at his kids' and grandkids' sporting events. Mike was a lover of the outdoors, an expert landscaper, and an incredible father and dog-dad.

Mike is survived by his three children: Justin (Leticia) of Rio, Leah of Stoughton, Michaela (James Johnston) of Madison; his siblings: William R. (Linda Peterson) of Beaver Dam, Joann of Harmony Grove, Thomas (Donna) of Colorado Springs, CO and Debbie Forseth of DeForest. Grandpa Mike, aka Buppa, is survived by his eight grandchildren: Alicia, Kayla, Adriana, Cade, Jackson, Juliana, Moses, and Malcolm; and is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Phyllis; and his beloved black lab, Mercedes.

A private memorial service for Michael will be held at the Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Estate of Michael J. Chase to help establish a local charity in his name.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences, sorry to here about Mike...class of 1975

Posted by David Keip - Stoughton, WI - Friend   October 03, 2019

It has been a long while since our path has crossed with Mike and we are so sorry to hear of his passing. We will keep you all in our prayers. He was a good man.

Posted by Paul and Sue Jahnke - Hartford, WI - Friend   October 02, 2019

Mike and I shared a lot of good times in our younger years as he was my next door neighbor , when we were in our teens and twenties. He also would help out at my Auto Body Business ,back in the 70's. Back in the day Mike had a really nice big Fleetwood Cadillac ,great friend. RIP old buddy. Steve

Posted by Steven Weishoff - Columbus, WI   October 02, 2019

My sympathy to all of Mike's family. This was very up setting to me. He was a very good friend, and former neighbor of mine out in Miller's Woods. I cannot tell you how many times he helped me around my house with things I could not do. I will always have very fond memories of him and the great times we had over the years that I knew him. So sad, so young and I'm sure he is with the Lord in Heaven now.

Posted by Eugene (Gene) HINTZ Hintz - BEAVER DAM, WI - Friend   October 02, 2019

I am so sorry... I know he loved you kids very much and I know you'll all miss him terribly...he was a good man and I hope you can find comfort sharing and recalling fond memories of him..
I admired him in many ways...take care..

Posted by Julie Novander - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   October 01, 2019

Our sympathies to the Chase family. We have very fond memories of Mike and will always treasure them. Our hearts go out to you.

Posted by Roger and Cindy Shaw - Cedarburg, WI - Friend   October 01, 2019

Family Album