Michael Robert Medenwald

michael medenwald

October 20, 1952 ~ June 29, 2022

Born in: Breckenridge, MN
Resided in: Temple, TX

Michael Robert Medenwald—Waxahachie, Texas

Devout Christian, Legendary Disc Jockey and Proud Veteran of the United States Navy, passed away Wednesday June 29, 2022 with his family by his side.

The son of Arthur and Louise Medenwald, Mike grew up on his family farm in Hankinson, North Dakota. He was born October 20, 1952 in Breckenridge Minnesota and graduated from Hankinson High School in 1970.

Mike met and fell in love with Fran at Grace Lutheran Church and were married May 14, 1983, for 39 wonderful years.

Mike achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy and made the decision to be a Life Gift Donor.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Arther & Louise Medenwald. Brothers: Charles Medenwaldt and Dean Medenwald. His sister Diane Baumann followed by
Charlynn Brand.

He is survived by his loving wife Fran, daughter, Jennifer (Scott), sons, Tim (Daniella), Terry (Tonia) and Christopher (Yuris), and twin brother Mark Medenwald. Mike is also survived by 13 beautiful grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington,Tx 76013,Wednesday July 20, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

A service honoring the life of Mike Medenwald will also be held at Wade Funeral Home on July 21st, 2022 at 11 am officiated by Pastor Joe Ardy & followed by the funeral at DFW National Cemetery at 2pm.

Broadcast Date:

Wade Family Funeral Home Broadcast


Public Viewing: July 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service: July 21, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graveside Service: July 21, 2022 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  1. CandleImageMike was one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He will be missed.

  2. CandleImageHaving only met Mike a few times, but knowing well his sons and his daughters-in-law, I was always struck by what a joyous, easy-going and friendly guy Mike was. He radiated happiness and was a wonderful father and grandfather. His light is missed in this world. My condolences to his family.

  3. CandleImageMike was my daughter’s father-in-law and she always spoke so highly of him. The few times we met, we enjoyed spending time with our three shared grandchildren and I always enjoyed our long interesting conversations. He was a great guy. Praying for comfort for the family during this time of grief.

  4. Mike was such a nice and funny guy. I enjoyed working with Mike at Aerospace Technologies, as well as the occasional get together, or keeping up with each other on Facebook. Thank you for your service in the U.S. Navy, we will miss you.

  5. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the Medenwald family, my prayer for you is for God’s loving arms of comfort to bring you peace, comfort, love, and rest during this difficult time. I love you Fran, May God comfort you.

  6. CandleImageHad the pleasure of being neighbors with Mike and his family in Waxahachie and I’ll never forget how much this family was a blessing to live next to and helped me out when needed! And the way he would jam out with the best tunes 🎸🎶just being a super cool dude with a good good soul ! Praying for comfort for the family and hope to make it to be able to celebrate his life with you all ❤️

  7. Dear Fran, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was always friendly with everyone, Our stay with You and Mike and your family will always be remembered. Our prayers are with You and your family. Love, Tu and Roger

  8. What can I say? Mike i am so honored to have had you in my life. You will be missed by so, so many people who’s lives you have touched. You were the best brother in-law ever. Love ya
    Rest In Peace.😪

  9. Mike I will always have a special place in my heart for you. You were a traffic brother-in-law who I thought the world of. You raised three amazing sons (my nephews). I don’t think there was anything that you couldn’t do. I love you. Rest in peace.

  10. Tim, I will keep you and your family in prayer that you will find peace, healing and comfort.

  11. God bless you 🙏 ❤️ all as you celebrate Mike’s life. He was an awesome school friend. He will be remembered with love and good memories.

  12. CandleImageWe’ll make pancakes on Sunday again someday… I love you so much and I’ll miss that laugh of yours. I’ll always be your little jordanski. Thank you for being such a strong man in me and my siblings lives. You truly are extraordinary. Thank you for all the lessons, smiles, and laughs❤️ You mean the world to me. I hope I do you proud ❤️

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