Brodhead, WI – Michael “Moose” Bavuso, age 58, of Brodhead, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

Michael was born on September 17th, 1965, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Carl and Alvina (Wentz) Bavuso, and grew up in Milwaukee. Michael married Yvonne Goltz on the 5th of August, 2002.  Michael and Yvonne then moved to Brodhead about five years ago.

Micheal was a US veteran serving in the army from 1984-1987 in the 699th Co. Army division. When he retired from the Army he spent years with the race team building and racing cars around the state of Wisconsin at tracks like Hales Corners Speedway and Slinger Super Speedway.  Michal worked as an auto mechanic for years at different companies but thoroughly enjoyed his time as a mobile service mechanic traveling Milwaukee to provide at home car services. He also enjoyed spending his time coaching boys’ basketball and other sports at the Salem Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Michael was said to be a handy man while he enjoyed fixing cars, he also found he had great skills in landscaping and home improvements with his family; including building cat towers for his four legged companions and the Happy Endings Cat shelter.

He is survived in death by his wife Yvonne Bavuso; mother, Alvina Bavuso; brother, Jason (Amy) Bavuso; step sons, Adam (Keira) Mueller and Michael Mueller; granddaughters, Skyler and Kaylee;  Mother-in-law; Susanne Goltz; Father-in-law, Gerald (Mary) Goltz; sister-in-law Cherie (David) Bangust and Sarah Greene (Trevor);  special friends, Merlin and Phil Muth, Judy and Brian Stenson, Sue Norstrem, veterans, and other nieces, nephew, family members, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Carl Bavuso.

The family will be having a public funeral on October 5th 2023, at 1:00 pm. Michael will be buried at Union Grove Cemetery with military honors in Union Grove Wisconsin.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead assisted the family with arrangement.