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Michael John GNIOT

August 9, 1961May 1, 2021

Michael John GNIOT was born on August 9, 1961 and passed away on May 1, 2021 and is under the care of Marsh Funeral Home.

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John Horning

May 7, 2021

Michael was so engaged, caring, and dedicated... A true leader. He had a passion for people and working to make things better. Michael found ways to give back, volunteer, and make a difference in the lives of people. My prayers go out to the Gniot family, his real estate family, and all whose lives he touched. We will remember his impact.

Cathy C

May 7, 2021

I met Michael several years ago when I worked at the Lake County Courthouse. He worked for DHL at the time and made deliveries daily. What a great guy. A good man. He always had a smile and in good spirits. I am very thankful that I had a chance to get to know him. We kept in touch over the years. It is still sinking in that he is no longer here on earth with us.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his wife and family. You are in my prayers. I have always believed and still do that we will all be together again one day. Michael will truly be missed. For everyone who is blessed to have known him he will be forever in our hearts. Until we see you again...

Steve Elliott

May 7, 2021

I was fortunate enough for my friendship with Michael to expand through multiple decades.
My friendship with Michael began when we were in our very early teens when his family moved from Illinois to a small Arkansas town and started a very successful pizza business in the mid-1970's. Michael (and at some point most of his other 7 siblings) all had a hand working hard to make that business successful.
At age 15, whenever he had the opportunity, Michael was always practicing bass guitar with a passion, working towards his dream of becoming an accomplished musician. His love for music still didn't overshadow his love for family, often having to take on the role of "man of the house" at times.
He pressed on, and made his mark in the music business through the years as well as making a positive influence with those he worked with and those that truly knew him dearly.

Love you, brother. You will be missed. May you know peace

Joe Horning

May 6, 2021

Truly a huge loss for so many… Why do the good guys always get taken first? Michael you touched so so many and have changed lives for the better. So easy to talk with…Authentic, Caring, Loving, Inclusive, Gentle, Giving, Humble, and so much FUN! I know the pain I feel and can’t even image the hole left in Natasha’s heart and the rest of your personal and professional family. You will never be forgotten and I look forward to hearing your music again someday my friend.

Casey Clickner

May 6, 2021

Michael was a true professional to his customers, a mentor to his peers and a friend to all. Every interaction I had with Michael was a positive experience. He had a quiet demeanor that commanded attention which was good because he always had insightful thoughts to share. There are some great people in this world who truly make a difference and have an impact on everyone they meet.
Michael was one of those special people and I feel blessed to have known him. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Natasha, the Gniot family and to Michael's Kenosha office family. He will be dearly missed.

Ted Dentice

May 6, 2021

What can I say !! Although I did not have the privilege of working as closely with Michael as our Kenosha family, I truly looked forward to the times we shared. We often spoke about music, something we were both passionate about. Michael was the true definition of a gentleman. Compassionate, caring, helpful, and always there for others. The loss of Michael will create an eternal void in the lives of so many. My deepest sympathy to Natasha, the entire Gniot family, and to the many many friends that he was so close to . Rest in Peace Michael !!

Jeffrey Hughes

May 5, 2021

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire family and friends of Michael. I only knew him a short time as he was the realtor to help me sell my house but he made me feel like I was a friend of his for a long time. He had that way about him. My thoughts are with him and his family. May he Rest In Peace until all are reunited again.

Alicia Chovan

May 4, 2021

I have had the great pleasure, and honor, to work with Michael over the last 7+ years at Shorewest Realtors - Kenosha. I will never forget the first time I met him (and Natasha). He walked into my office, a newly licensed Real Estate agent, with Natasha by his side for an interview. We had a great conversation, and I can remember thinking very vividly as they were leaving... I am not sure who interviewed who out of the 3 of us - but WOW do I like them! Throughout the years, I watched Michael grow and just blossom in so many good ways. We became great friends and I learned as much, if not more, from him than he did from me. He built an amazing business, married Natasha who is without a doubt the love of his life, traveled for work and fun with family and co-workers, created and played music with his band, loved his family, and touched the lives so tremendouly of all who loved him. He will be so sorely missed by many - may his memory live on in the stories we share with and of him for years to come!

Jeff Stevens

May 4, 2021

The first time i met Michael, our two bands were Recording at the same studio.

There is a biker bar next-door to the studio and, the night before, one of the bikers had thought I was looking at them the wrong way. One thing led to another and a fight between myself and several bikers ensued- Until george renner from the studio stepped in and broke it up. The next day Michael said to me that he suffered from the same thing that I did… I have a brow that makes people think I am mad at them or staring at them in a mad or angry way. For a long time every time Michael and I would see each other we would look real stern at each other to show off our fierce Brows and laugh. From there we established quite a wonderful friendship and his impact on me is everlasting. We will miss you, buddy. My wife and are with you, Natasha. Our hearts share in this incredible grief and go out to all of the friends and family. Michael was a rare gem of a man whose impact on many was profound. For now, we cry very hard with all of you.