Posted: Wed 2:22 PM, Sep 04, 2013
Funeral Home: Schmidt & Schulta
Michael R. Abler, 53, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at his home.
He was born on March 6, 1960 in Sheboygan, the son of the late Arthur Abler and Martina (Halbach) Abler, Wittenberg.
On February 17, 1979, Mike was united in marriage to Wanda Brenecke in Chilton. She survives.
Mike and Wanda owned and operated Northwoods Sporting and Nursery in Birnamwood. Mike loved to work on cars, race cars, hunt and spend time with his friends. He also enjoyed traveling out west.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Wanda Abler, Birnamwood; three daughters, Echo (Bryan) Nicolaus, Shawano, Emily (Josh Hurst) Abler, Aurora, CO and Pennie (Justin Zwirschitz) Abler, Mattoon; his mother, Martina Abler, Wittenberg; seven grandchildren and two brothers, Steve (Sandy) Abler, Oshkosh and Duane Abler, FL. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.
In addition to his father, Mike was preceded in death by one sister, Diane Abler and his grandparents, Claude and Millie Halbach.
A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 3pm until 7pm at Melody Mill, Aniwa. Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com.