Michael Wacker, 51, of Easy Street in Winfield, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at William Newton Hospital.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield. Private burial will take place at a later date. Visitation with family is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miles Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Michael Wacker Memorial Fund to benefit the Winfield Isle of Lights. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Born July 12, 1967, in Winfield, Michael was the son of Paul Henry and Mary Anna (McElroy) Wacker. He was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1986. He then attended Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City. Following school, Michael went to work as a graphic designer at Gary Smith Engineering in Arkansas City.
Michael married Tammy Edwards on July 22, 1989, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield. The couple made their home in Winfield. To this union, a daughter was born. The couple later divorced.
Michael continued his career as a graphic designer at Webster Engineering, where he received his certification in Information Technology. He continued with Webster in the IT department until 2006, when he took the same position for CornerBank. He was working in the IT department for RCB Bank in Winfield.
Michael was very active in the Winfield community and served as a volunteer with the Isle of Lights and Habitat for Humanity. Michael was the best of guys and was always there with a helping hand or a kind word. In addition to his love of bacon, Michael enjoyed a life full of sarcasm and had a knack for being inappropriate at the most appropriate times.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Paul Wacker.
His family includes his daughter, Nicole Ferguson and husband, Jesse, of Arkansas City; his stepson, Donnie Miller, of Grenola; his best friend, Jennifer Passiglia, of Winfield; the love of his life, Christine Salomon, of Winfield; his mother, Mary Wacker, of Winfield; his siblings, Becky Waldorf and husband, Rick, of Winfield, Paula Kane and husband, Stephen, of Kansas City, Mo., Carol Stucki and husband, Robert, of Clarksville, Tenn., and John Wacker and wife, Jennifer, of Rose Hill; his grandchildren, Ethan and Chloe Ferguson, of Arkansas City; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.