Michael J. Rieckhoff Jr., age 33, passed away at his residence on Saturday.  Michael was born in Racine on June 29, 1983, son of Penny (nee: Orlowski) and the late Michael J. Rieckhoff Sr.

Mike was a proud graduate of Wm. Horlick High School, “Class of 2001” and ITT Technical College.  He had been employed with Hardy and Jensen. He was a member and served as treasurer of the Moose.  In his younger years, Michael was awarded the Citizenship Award for saving a man from drowning in Root River.

Michael will be dearly missed by his parents, Penny (Mike) Harrington; sister, Dana Rieckhoff; brother, Kevin Kern; step-sisters, Taylor and Miranda Harrington; nephews, Cade, Kye and Ayden; grandparents, Marilyn Rieckhoff, Sharon Orlowski, Harry (Nancy) Harrington; aunts, uncles, other relatives, many friends and his faithful companion, Molly.

Visitation will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, on Wednesday, January 18, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family have been suggested.