Sunday, September 28, 2014

Michael Richard Van Deurzen Jr. Passed Away After A Long Battle With Cystic Fibrosis

Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen Jr.

Van Deurzen Jr. touched many lives while battling Cystic Fibrosis for most of his life.

By H. Nelson Goodson
September 28, 2014

Fond du Lac, WI - On Sunday, Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen Jr., 32, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis surrounded by family members and loving friends. Van Deurzen Jr. was a popular dance instructor, guitarist and enjoyed motorcycle riding, despite suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. He touched so many lives that a Flash Mob dance tribute was dedicated to him by friends and people who came together to celebrate his life. 
Last Tuesday, dozens of friends and people gathered at the Fond du Lac High School football field to do a Flash Mob dance in tribute to Van Deurzen Jr. who was battling Cystic Fibrosis and was going through his last stages of life. Julie M. Wilson, a popular Ballroom and Salsa/Bachata instructor in Fond du Lac organized a Flash Mob dance with family members and friends in tribute to the life of Van Deurzen Jr. Van Deurzen Jr. was able to see his Flash Mob dance tribute last week. He was also a well known dance instructor and dance performer along with Wilson, a motorcycle enthusiast and a member of the Top Hats Motorcycle Club in Wisconsin. 
Van Deurzen Jr. touched many lives and will be greatly missed, hundreds of Facebook comments on Sunday indicate.

Funeral services for Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen:

Visitation on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 855 Martin Ave., Fond du Lac, WI 

Funeral service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 55 Prairie Road, Fond du Lac, WI

Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Internment at St. John Cemetery, E. Main Street, Little Chute, WI

The Flash Mob video was uploaded in YouTube in tribute to his life and has received more than 1,908 views.

Michael "Mike" Richard Van Deurzen Jr.'s Flash Mob video tribute and remembrance:

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