Michael C Empereur, age 68, of Beloit, WI, passed away after losing his 2 ½ year battle with cancer. Mike was born January 7, 1949 in Beloit, WI to Merlin and Margaret (Sherwood) Empereur. Mike graduated from Janesville Senior High School in 1966.
He married the love of his life, Margaret (Peggy Abbott) Empereur, December 12, 1976 at Grace Methodist Church in Beloit, WI.
Mike retired after 38 ½ years from Warner Electric Brake and Clutch in April 2006. He loved his dogs, hunting, fishing, making others laugh, and most of all he loved his family.
Mike is survived by his wife, Peggy, his children, Charity Bruun - Beloit, Shannon Empereur - Janesville, and Jeremy (Megan) Empereur - Edgerton; six grandchildren, Sierra (Tysean Parker) Empereur, Corey (Nick Liggett) Bruun, Darin Empereur, Jackson Empereur, Dayne Empereur, and Nicole Quezada; and four great grandchildren: Brayden, Leeah, Tyler, and Kellin. A sister Marilyn Carpenter, brother-in-law Dan Miller and many nieces and nephews. Great friends Denny and Deb Suiter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merl & Marge Empereur, a sister Marsha Miller, two nephews Andy Miller and Matthew Miller, and great granddaughter Miley Faith.
A celebration of life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25th at Boundaries Bar & Grill Birch Room, 3807 S Riverside, Beloit, WI. Visitation will be Friday, November 24th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Rosman Uehling Kinzer 1125 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Shannon O'Mahar and staff at St Mary's Cancer Center in Janesville.