Private family services will take place at the Fairview Cemetery in Dows, Iowa.
Michael Gene Filbrandt, 56, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, formerly of Dows, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home in La Crosse. He was born November 11, 1963, in Des Moines, Iowa to Donald Filbrandt and Norma LaRue.
Michael graduated from Dows High School. He served his country in the United States Army from 1982-1984 in Honduras. Michael owned and operated his own electrical business. He was a radio announcer for a local radio station. Michael also made vinyl signs for race cars on his computer.
Michael was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Dows, Iowa. He enjoyed flying airplanes, riding snowmobiles, go-kart racing, and making chili at cookouts. He loved his pet mice, Moo and Zippy.
Michael is survived by his parents Norma (Verle) Whipple of Dows, sister Dona Thompson of Forest City.
He is preceded in death by his father Donald.
"I'm at peace now knowing my big brother is finally reunited with my dad & his body is no longer broken. He's perfect now. Blue skys & moonshine was always how he ended our conversations but sorry , no moonshine in Heaven Mike! My heart is broken but it is also full knowing you are no longer in pain. So farewell into the blue sky, I will miss you dearly & i love you forever. Love, Dona"
"I enjoyed my talks with Mike and I will always remember our school times. Mike's farewell phrase "Blue Skies & Moonshine" always put a smile on my face."
"We didn't get to visit as much as we wanted these last few years. I'm grateful for my memories of the times we did have from childhood to adulthood. Love you cousin! Janell"