Michael Alan Wiselogel
Michael Alan Wiselogel
  • July 21, 1948 - November 14, 2017
  • Fairborn, Ohio

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It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Alan Wiselogel announces his passing on Nov. 14, 2017, at the age of 69. He leaves his beloved wife, Cecilia (Kelble); his sons, Stace (Rebecca), Seth (Katie), Nathan (Sherry) and Nicholas (Rebecca). Michael will be greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren: Gabrielle, Matthew, Olivia, Katharine, Benjamin, Anna, Jack, Avery, Gemma, Will and Silas. He also is survived by his sister Michele (Wiselogel) Forte. Michael was preceded in death by his father Robert, mother Marjorie and brothers Mark and Malcolm. He was a 1966 graduate of Carroll High School and retired as an account manager at UPS (formerly Overnite Transportation), following a career that included account management positions at John Deere, Motorola and Donnellon McCarthy. Michael often said his greatest joy and pride in life were his marriage to Ceci, his four sons and wonderful grandchildren. He never missed a school function or game of his sons, and his love for them led to almost a decade of coaching soccer in Xenia, spanning teams from kindergarten to high school. Another source of pride for Michael was his voluntary work for many years at the Wright State University School of Medicine, during the development of the Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research. The center became a state and national model for addiction intervention programs. Michael will be remembered by all who knew him for his tenacious determination to overcome even the most difficult challenges. After serious vision impairment, he began walking eight miles a day. And even after losing a leg, he fought back to walking four miles a day. He always lived by his favorite quote from Winston Churchill: "Never, never, never give up." A private family Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by the Rev. Ed Burns, will be celebrated on Friday Dec. 1 at St. John Bosco Chapel at Wright State University. A celebration of life reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael's name can be made to St. Vincent DePaul, 129 W. Apple St., Dayton, OH 45402 (stvincentdayton.org) or the Amputee Coalition's Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp, 900 E. Hill Ave., Suite 390, Knoxville, TN, 37915 (amputee-coalition.org).