Funeral Details

Michael Lee Witzel

June 25, 1946 - March 14, 2024


Date and Time

Monday, March 18, 2024 at 10:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Buffalo Grove Chapel
195 North Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
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Rabbi Lisa Bellows


Windridge Memorial Park & Nature Sanctuary
7014 South Rawson Bridge Road
Cary, Illinois 60013
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Memorial Contributions

Orphans of The Storm
2200 Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
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Michael Lee Witzel, age 77.

Beloved father of Mikki (Rob) Erickson, Amanda (Jeffery) Wegner and Bethany (Michael) Rodgers. Former husband of Ann Witzel. Proud grandfather of Ryan, McKenna, Riley, Samantha, Sam, Melanie, Haley and Sydney. Dearly cared for by Liz. Our dad’s dedication to his career at Idlewood Electric was truly inspiring .His work ethic was unparalleled and he set a remarkable example for us to follow. Beyond his professional achievements, he had a unique charm that endeared him to everyone he met. His quick wit and ability to find humor in any situation brought light to our lives. It was his unconditional love for his family, especially his daughters, that truly defined him. Even though he is no longer with us, his legacy of hard work, love and laughter will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and cherished him.

Service Monday 10 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Road (One block north of Lake Cook Road) Buffalo Grove. Interment Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary, Cary. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Orphans of The Storm, 2200 Riverwoods Rd., Riverwoods, IL 60015, or the animal charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Rest in Peace Mike, your legend will live on through your Children & Grandchildren.
Ill miss our early breakfast meetings.
Marnie & my thoughts and prayers are for your family at this time.

Neil & Marnie Graves Graves
March 15, 2024
Mike was an Icon in the Lighting business.
No one knew both Decorative Fixtures & Materials
Like Mike. He would approach most situations with a joke &
A naughty like smirk. He taught me not to be too uptight
But never have burned out bulbs in the showroom!!
Mike was one of a kind & will be greatly missed.
Peace Mike

Darci Carlino
March 16, 2024
I am so sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. He was a dear friend for many years and a real gentleman.

Denise Kaluzna/Kass
March 20, 2024