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Michael L. "Mike" Valdovinos

August 1, 1950 August 2, 2020
Michael L. "Mike" Valdovinos
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Obituary for Michael L. "Mike" Valdovinos

MCFARLAND - Michael L. "Mike" Valdovinos, age 70, of McFarland, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. He was born on Aug. 1, 1950, in Milwaukee, the oldest son of Gustavo and Bernadine (Kwasny) Valdovinos.

Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Danang, Vietnam. He then graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. After college, Mike worked for Spancrete in Waukesha for years. He then worked as a consulting engineer for the Wisconsin's Department of Safety and Building. Mike was united in marriage to Louise (Pieper) on April 20, 1974.

Mike is survived by his three children, Laura (Nick) Shtaida, Aaron (Tricia) Valdovinos and Kristine (Erik) Deitz; grandchildren, Levi, Wyatt, Halle, Lex, Lincoln, Evelyn and Leona; and several relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lynn Smith.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 534, Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 107272, Four Lakes Detachment of the Marine Corps League No. 351 and Wisconsin Vietnam Vets Chapter 5. He proudly took part in the Pass and Review and Military Honor Rites performed by the Madison Area Veterans Firing Squad.

Due to the current pandemic, a drive through visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Following the visitation, a private service will be held. Family and friends who wish to view services via LIVE STREAM may visit Michael’s obituary page at and click on the Watch Webcast Link at 12 noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020.Burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family of Michael to be designated at a later date. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420

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Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care

5203 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53716

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