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Edward "Mike" Probst

January 24, 1948 — March 11, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Edward Michael Probst at the age of 75 years old. Mike was born on January 24, 1948 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Edward and Helen (Abendroth) Probst.

Mike graduated from Xavier High School, Class of 1967. In 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served abroad the heavy cruiser SS St. Paul in Vietnam and was honorably discharged after two years of service. When he returned home he went back to Pacon Corporation and after 45 years, retired. Mike met Linda Blohm in January of 1970 on a blind date and they married on November 3, 1973. In December 1974 their first child, Matthew arrived, followed by Sarah, Jessica, and Jordan. Their family was now complete. In July 1975, they moved onto the Schaefer Family Homestead.

In September 2018, Mike had the honor of going on the Old Glory Honor Flight. It was the best time going to Washington DC and the trip held many great memories for him.

Mike attended and graduated from NWTC with a Certificate in HVAC.

Mike was the greatest husband of Linda Probst, proud dad to Matthew (Sandie), Sarah (Heath), Jessica (Scott) and Jordan (Jill). He was proudest Papa to Aubree, Adelin, Berklee, Andrew, Preston, Makenna, Lydia, and Sebastian.

He is further survived by his siblings; Terrie, Mary (Karl), Betty (Ron), Donald (Jan), sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law Julie (John) Donna (Randy), Cindy (Kim), Randy (Karen) and Ryan as well as many nieces, nephews and friends, including Dave (Diane) Brum, John Z and our neighbors Matt and Lisa Krautkramer and our FVMP family who supported us throughout this journey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Helen, brother Timothy, brothers-in-law Norm and John. Linda’s parents Donald and Shirley Blohm who thought of and loved him as their son. Brothers-in-law Kevin, David, and Daniel as well as his nephew, and godson, Chad and several aunts and uncles. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for FVMP (Fox Valley Memory Project) who helped both Mike and Linda through the difficult times. You were a Godsend.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, March 20, 2023 at Wichmann Funeral Home of Appleton, Superior Street Location with Full Military Honors to follow. There will be a gathering at the Funeral Home from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Monday. For more information and to express condolences, please visit

All are invited to bring pictures and memories of your friend, Edward “Mike”.

“My Love, I knew from the moment I laid eyes on you, we’d be married and together for life. I am saddened that we didn’t make it to 50 years, but we’ll celebrate together someday in heaven.”

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Monday, March 20, 2023

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Monday, March 20, 2023

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