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Michael Rodriguez

November 14, 1957 — May 12, 2021

Michael L. Rodriguez, age 63, of Merrill, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital.  He was born on November 14, 1957 to the late Louis and Carol (Black) Rodriguez in Bellflower, California.  Michael has spent the last 11 years will his soul mate, Sharon Glatczak.

Michael was a painter by trade and painted the interior of many public buildings in the Merrill and Wausau areas, including the inside of the T.B. Scott mansion.  He adored his grandchildren and even considered other “Littles” as his own.  Sharon was the light of his life, he loved her deeply.  In his downtime, Michael enjoyed all types of fishing and watching NASCAR races, as well as caring for his cats.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Michael leaves behind his best friend and fiancé: Sharon Glatczak, sons: Jason and Michael Jr., grandchildren: Cami, Clay, Chloe and Peyton, bonus children: Stephanie Leopold, Sonya Bonitz and Sabrina Bonitz, bonus grandchildren: Peyton, Chloe, Amelia, Jonathan, Joslyn, Amari, Bella, Piper and Halle, sister: Linda (John) Robles, brothers: Dennis and Ronny Rodriguez, many nieces and nephews, along with his cats.  He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt: Janice Black.

A Celebration of Life for Michael will be held at a later date.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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