Michael L. Raquet, 56, of rural Kiel, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, March 2, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.

He was born on August 17, 1960, in Sheboygan, son of Gordon Raquet and the late Rosemary (Miller) Raquet.

Mike was a 1978 graduate of Kiel High School and attended Agriculture Courses at Moraine Park Technical College.

On June 25, 1983. he married Lynnette Bruckner at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Kiel.

Mike had worked at various manufacturing companies in the area but his main passion was farming. He took great pride in taking over the Raquet Farm and working the land with his son Adam.

Mike was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church, belonged to the Thursday night bowling league at Anchor Lanes and was a member of the Kiel FFA Alumni. He was active with the Kiel Softball Association and Kiel Baseball Club as both a player and coach and was a board member and caretaker for the Schleswig Cemetery.

Mike also looked forward to and enjoyed his “Giver by the River” camping weekends with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Lynnette; children, Adam (Kayla) Raquet of Kiel, Kelly Raquet of Madison and was really looking forward to the arrival of Adam and Kayla's first child and his first grandchild in May. He is further survived his father Gordon Raquet of rural Kiel; brother Dave (Ann) Raquet of Ft. Myers, Florida; sister Mary Liermann of Valders; sister-in-law Julie Raquet of New Holstein; mother-in-law Rosella Bruckner of Plymouth; and close nephews, Peter and Brad Liermann; along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Rosemary; two brothers, John and Paul Raque; brother-in-law Jim Liermann; and father-in-law Ralph Bruckner.

Funeral services for Mike will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home (815 6th St., Kiel) with Deacon Bernard “Pat” Knier officiating. Burial will take place in Schleswig Cemetery, town of Schleswig, Rockville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.

Mike's family would like to thank the First Responders & Chilton Ambulance EMT's along with the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital ICU for the excellent care he received.

Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com.