Michael (Klink) Statz

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CROSS PLAINS–Michael (Klink) Statz of Cross Plains, passed away from a short, but courageous battle with cancer on Aug. 22, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Aug. 19, 1949, in Madison, the son of Herbert and Dorothy Statz. He married LouAnn Pertzborn on Aug. 4, 1990, in Madison. 

Mike attended Middleton High School and then he worked as a painter for the family business, Statz & Harrop, eventually becoming co-owner of Statz-Painting & Decorating with his brother. Mike was an avid outdoorsman. Hunting and fishing with his family and friends was his passion. He also enjoyed time at home driving his tractor and working on his land. His greatest joys were his three grandchildren, his beloved beagles and his home that he and his wife created to share with his family.

Mike is survived by his wife, LouAnn Statz; children, Richard (Amy) Statz, Shawn (Deb Barsness) Statz and Traci (Todd) Daane; grandchildren, Taylor Statz, Dylan Daane and Brooke Statz; siblings, Sandy (Eric) Nelson, Mary “Mutzy” Dahlk, Linda Statz, Larry (Marilyn) Statz and Steven “Tootie” Statz; sisters-in law, Sandee Statz, Carol (Michael) Franks and Karen Kosok; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Dorothy Statz; his brothers, Dick Statz and Gerry “Bubby” Statz; brothers-in-law, John Dahlk and Arlen Kosok; and his nephew, Craig Statz.  

A visitation was held at Gunderson West Funeral and Cremation Care, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2021. In lieu of flowers, please donate to SSM Health at Home Hospice Care or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh.com.

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