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Michael Oldenburg 11/17/2020

Michael George Oldenburg, age 64, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 in Marshfield, WI at Marshfield Medical Center. He was born on August 3, 1956 in New Richmond to parents, George and Rosie Oldenburg. He graduated from New Richmond High School, class of 1974. Following high school, Michael enlisted in the US Air Force as a cook and OSI agent. He flew all over the world as a personal chef. He was honorably discharged. After his military service, Michael received various degrees while working for Bremer Bank. Michael married Paulette “Tee” Scharenbrock on June 11, 1977 after a whirlwind romance. He loved hunting, fishing, and golfing. He also enjoyed playing cards, chess, and online poker. Michael loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Christmas time was Michael’s favorite time of year. He was a family man who loved his wife, daughters (including sons-in-law), and grandchildren. He would do anything for his family. Michael was an amazing manager, teaching both employees and family.
Michael is preceded in death by his father, George; sisters, Caroline Oldenburg and Linda Trevino. He is survived by his wife, Tee; daughters, Sarah (Tony) Garcia and Amanda (Randy) Peterson; grandchildren, Juniper, Roisyn, Ravyyn, and Sebastian Oldenburg Garcia, and Jamison and Adrianna Peterson; mother, Rosie; siblings, Rosemary (Richard) Hennlich, David (Reagan), Paul (Kathy), Mark (Andry); brother-in-law, Al Trevino; best friends, Wayne and Diane Larson; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S. Knowles Ave) in New Richmond with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI. The memorial service was held jointly with his mother, Rosie. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Michael’s service.


  • Sue Kittel Posted November 17, 2020 5:24 pm

    We are so sorry and sad to hear this. You all take care. Prayers are with you and the family.

  • Cheryl Meyer-Fellinger Posted November 17, 2020 8:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I grew up on the Northside with the Oldenburg family. Lots of fun memories of him. Prayers with you all at this difficult time.

  • Jim Peirson Posted November 17, 2020 9:28 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mikes passing, like so many others in the NRHS Class of “1974”, he too was a character. Honest, hard working, topped off with a great sense of humor. I last saw him at our 45th Class Reunion (last year). He looked great, we had a lot of laughs that night. He will be truly missed by all. . .

  • Sharon Oldenburg Posted November 17, 2020 11:28 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the premature passing of cousin Mike. He was too young to leave this world. Big hug to you, Tee, and all your family.

  • Art and Bev Haman Posted November 18, 2020 10:16 pm

    Sorry to hear about Michael’s Death. We were very surprised and our thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be very much missed.

  • Alane Lindgren Posted November 18, 2020 10:41 pm

    Oldenburg family, So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike at TCF. I enjoyed working with him and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Carla Thomas Posted November 19, 2020 1:37 am

    Mike was my next door neighbor he lives right across the street from me all of childhood hugs to you tea and all of your family from Carla Fern Thomas

  • Bruce Olson Posted November 19, 2020 2:10 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news. I’m hoping peace can find his family and friends. Sadly another Northsider gone too soon. RIP.

  • Phil and Laurie De Boer Posted November 19, 2020 5:00 am

    So sorry and shocked to hear of Mikes passing. Our prays to Tee, Sarah, Amanda and families,

  • Sharon Johnson Gingras Posted November 19, 2020 3:23 pm

    My sympathy to the entire Oldenburg family. I grew up living across the street from them on N. 3rd. Peace and prayers to all of you.

  • Roy Fern & Susan Kuzenski Posted November 19, 2020 6:16 pm

    So sorry to hear that. ((Hugs)) to the family.

  • Dick Donatelle Posted November 20, 2020 10:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He was always so full of life, hard to believe. He was just a great guy and I always enjoyed working with him.

  • Peter Schmit Posted November 21, 2020 12:08 am

    I’m glad I had a chance to visit with Mike last year at our High School reunion. It had been many years since we had seen each other and I was so impressed with how upbeat he was. It was a great final get-together.

  • Rick and Kris Nelson Posted November 25, 2020 1:25 am

    We always enjoyed talking to Mike. He was a great guy. Our sympathies to Tee and the rest of the family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Cleon Sundby Posted November 25, 2020 5:17 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

  • Tammy Kircher Posted November 29, 2020 5:08 am

    Very sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire family.

  • Phyllis Hill Posted December 4, 2020 8:35 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking and praying for everyone in the family.

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