In Loving

Michael John Hemrich Sr.

November 30, 1958-December 3, 2022

Michael J. Hemrich Sr., 64, of Mechanicsville, VA passed away on December 3, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.

Michael J. Hemrich was born in Chicago, IL, son of Charles and Jayne Hemrich. His childhood was spent in Deerfield and Lake Forest, Illinois. Mike graduated from Lake Forest High School, enlisted with the US Air Force for four years, then earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University. Upon graduating from college, Mike moved back to California. After several years out west, he returned to the Midwest to marry and start a family with Vicki in Grayslake, Illinois. Following the demands of his work, Mike and his family moved to Fairfax, Virginia where they lived happily for 17 years. With the kids grown and launched, Mike and Vicki decided to move to Mechanicsville to start the next chapter of their lives.

Mike was a kind, generous, fun-loving, goofy, creative and hardworking individual, but he was most passionate about his family. He always put his family’s needs first and went out of his way to give his children the best life possible. He loved to make everyone in his life smile and laugh. Mike was highly regarded for his extensive knowledge of SAP and its expansive applications. As a consultant, Mike was blessed to work with a wide variety of coworkers from many different organizations, many of whom became dear friends. While Mike’s favorite thing was spending time with his family, he also loved being outdoors whether it be in the mountains or on the beach.

Survivors include: his wife, Vicki (nee Karner); children, Kirsten (Nathan Maizels) Hemrich, Michael (Haley Schreiner) Hemrich Jr., Kyra Hemrich; mother, Jayne Hemrich; mother-in-law, Barbara Karner; his siblings, Debbie (Mark) Ramirez, Bill (Cyndi) Hemrich, Tim (Colinne) Hemrich, Nancy Hemrich, John Karner; nieces and nephews, Emily Hemrich, Charlie Hemrich, Elizabeth Hemrich, Kate (Adam) McArdle, Andrew Ramirez, Joey (Bianca Flowers) Karner, Alexis (John Fultz III) Karner, Kelsey Karner; and his beloved pups, Zoey and Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hemrich Sr; his father-in-law, Alan Karner; brother, Charles Hemrich Jr., and brother-in-law, Mark Karner.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:30am on December 21, 2022 at Calvary Congregational UCC, 1511 Wilmot Ave, Twin Lakes, WI 53181. Viewing will be from 10:00–11:30am prior to the service.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105/[email protected]

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Celebration of Life


Calvary Congregational UCC


Wed, December 21, 2022


11:30 AM

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  1. Monica Zulueta-Linsangan December 7, 2022 at 9:52 am - Reply

    My name is Monica, Mike’s coworker, I will truly miss Mike very much.

    Mike left us with a wonderful legacy, he will always be remembered as a man with great joy at heart, giving, wonderful, and intelligent person.

    My heart goes out to Mike’s family, and my sincere prayers are with his loved ones.

    Rest in Peace Mike, you are with GOD.

    With my deepest sympathy.

  2. Andrew Harclerode December 7, 2022 at 9:56 am - Reply

    My deepest condolences to Mike’s family for your loss. Mike and I worked together on the WBSCM program for a few years. He was an exceptional technical expert and a friend to many on the team. He always knew how to lighten the mood and make people laugh. He will be remembered by us all and may he rest in peace.

  3. Valerie Kappler December 7, 2022 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Vicki while I never had the pleasure to meet Mike I always felt I knew him. Your countless happy stories full of love and smiles certainty painted quite a wonderful person who was obviously very dear to everyone he met. May he rest in peace Love to you and yours.

  4. Richa Goel December 7, 2022 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    My name is Richa GoeI, I work for USDA.
    I have no words to express my sorrow to hear about Dear Mike’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
    I am blessed to get the chance to work with him and call him my dear friend, always willing to help me and make me laugh.
    We will often talk about our connection with Chicago. I am sure going to miss him. May his soul rest in peace and give his loved ones strength to bear this loss.

  5. Julie Nirschl December 7, 2022 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Vicki, what you and Mike shared was truly special. You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condololences for you at this time. May Mike rest in paradise with eternal love. Love, Julie

  6. Sarita Sethi December 7, 2022 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Dearest Vicki, Truly sorry for this deep loss of your best friend. You shared how he made you laugh. RIP Mike. Big hug Vicki.

  7. Deb Ciesar December 7, 2022 at 5:20 pm - Reply


    My condolences to you and your whole family on Mike’s passing. I was just thinking about you both, as we just recently made peanut brittle. Be consoled in knowing that Mike is home with the Lord. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Maral Achikian December 7, 2022 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Dear Vicki and family. I’m am very sorry for the huge kiss did you and your family. May God bless his soul and provide you comfort during this difficult time. Miss seeing you.

  9. Robyn Nobert December 7, 2022 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Dear Vicki,
    I am so sad to hear about Mike’s passing. I know you and your children will be a great support for each other along with your extended family. You all will be in my prayers.

  10. Sandip Tarafdar December 7, 2022 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear this news. I worked with Mike on and off for many years, and his dry wit always made me smile. I thank fate for giving me the opportunity to know him, and I will always remember my time with a smile on my face. I haven’t seen him in awhile, but I know the world is a little less bright without his sense of humor. May he rest in peace.

  11. Carrie Deel December 10, 2022 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Though it’s been several years, I have many fond memories with Mike. His brother, Charles Jr. (Chuck), was my uncle, and I remember many times being a part of the Hemrich Family get-togethers, either in Florida or Illinois. Uncle Mike, as I knew him, always brought the goofiness out of us – adults and children alike.

    I can’t imagine the loss his family is feeling at this time. My heart goes out to each and every one of them.

  12. William Hemrich December 11, 2022 at 11:01 am - Reply

    My brother is someone who gives me lots to remember, to laugh about, to be grateful for, and to love.

    • Mary Rose Wallis (Fraher) January 19, 2023 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      I always loved Michael growing up. He was a fun cousin as was you Bill. I understand your sadness and pain.

  13. Parneet Sandhu December 13, 2022 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Mike was not only a great human being but a true friend always helping people around him with a smile on his face. He will forever stay in our hearts.
    Sending thoughts of comfort to Vicki and rest of the family and hoping you find strength to get through this difficult time.

    • Janet Scaffido December 19, 2022 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      Dear Vicki,
      I’m sorry about Mike’s passing. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort with family and friends.
      Love, Janet

  14. Mats Persson December 21, 2022 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Dear Vicky,
    I am so sad about your loss. Mike was such a joy and I will miss him dearly. My deepest sympathy for you, the kids and the rest of the family.
    Mike was a true joy to be around. Best at answering the phone or voicemail message. We had lot of hard work and fun as we met during the IRS project. Mike was the can-do guy – long days and very creative. We also found the Grayslake and the audiophile connection. Mike was the eternal master at how to get high sound quality and crank the volume. Never a dull moment. We have such great memories together. Mats.

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