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Michael L. Halenkamp

Service Date: December 3, 2019
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: St. Paul Catholic Church
Service Info

Michael Lawrence Halenkamp, 42, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 15 years, Erin (Rieger), and the light of his life and adoring son, Elliott Samuel; parents Nancy (John) Hicks, and Larry Halenkamp and Debbie Smalley; sister Maria (Rob) Reehill; brother Nathan (Laura) Halenkamp; stepbrothers Chris Hicks, John Hicks, and Brian Cook, and stepsister Angie Herolaga and their families; four nieces and six nephews; mother-in-law, Gail Rieger; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Michael, called “Mike” by most that knew him, was a graduate of Boone County High School and Northern Kentucky University. A lover of all sports and a true jack of all trades, he was known for his quick wit, sarcastic sense of humor, and contagious laugh. He had such a love for life and the people with whom he surrounded himself. He was a fierce protector of his family and a loyal friend. He was often referred to as a “Gentle Giant” because of his ability to make people feel at ease around him, despite his height and strength. To those that watched Mike during the last four years of his life, he will be remembered as a true warrior. To know Mike was to love him. The world is a sadder place without him.

Mike is preceded in death by his son, Nolan Michael Halenkamp, and his sister, Andrea Sipple.

A visitation to celebrate Mike’s life will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington, Kentucky. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Church in Florence, Kentucky, with a private burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Michael Halenkamp to The Arthur G. James and Richard J. Solove Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University. Checks can be made out to The OSUCCC – James and directed to the Neuro-Oncology Research Fund (fund #311812). Checks can be mailed to The James at P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 43218-3112.

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Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

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St. Paul Catholic Church

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Florence, KY 41042
Phone: (859) 371-8051

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Michael L. Halenkamp


Goodbye, my friend!

All those years I worked with you at Fidelity, it was a pleasure. I was always amazed how calm and caring you were. Never spoke a word without a smile. You’ll be missed. and that contagious laugh…
Last time I heard from you, you said you had no choice but to get better. You were a fighter. Rest in Peace, my friend!

To families, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry for your loss

Erin, Elliot and Mike’s family, I am SO sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike at ASTAR and he was a great boss along with a great friend. A “gentle giant” he was for sure. Christy Basham

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancy and John & family. We are so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs and kisses. Love Greg and Kathi Good.

Sending My Love

Erin & Elliott sending loving thoughts and prayers to you at the loss of Mike, your beloved husband and father. You will continue to possess a love that has no bounds. Mike will be missed by so many. Hugs.
Aunt Bon

Extending my sincere condolences

I worked with Mike over a number of years at Fidelity and while I appreciated his candor, work ethic, modesty, and sense of humor, what really struck me was his love for his family. We had some pretty in depth conversations through some of his more challenging times and his concerns were never about himself. He was a great coworker, friend, father, and husband and I hope his family can find some solace in the knowledge that those who knew him held him in the absolute highest regard.
Sincerely Greg Austin

Happy memories will never fade

Our hearts are filled with sadness. Jason, Dave & I have the most wonderful memories of your family from when we lived next door to each other, and Michael & Jason were best buddies racing their big wheels down that big hill. It is so sad and difficult to know that Michael is gone. I know that you will support each other and eventually find peace through your memories of Michael. Love to all, Ellen Halsey

You’re teammates will miss you.

I’m so glad Nolan and Ryker got to step on the field together. I appreciate the moment we got to step on the field together one last time this year. Rest Now.

Our Sincere Sympathy .

May God look over you all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Eileen and Stan Thompson

So sorry for your loss

Larry and Debbie, we are so sorry and shocked at the loss of Mike. We only met Mike a few times but he was such a warm and caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brian and Deb Fry


Mike was in my prayers everyday and I know how much he will be missed by all his family’s.
Bev Coleman

Rest in peace my friend

I had the honor of working with Mike at Fidelity Investments. I remember interviewing Mike and after the first 5 minutes, I knew he would be a good fit for our team. A “gentle giant” is a perfect way to describe Mike. He was a great person to talk to as he would listen intently while sharing a caring, authentic perspective on whatever we were discussing. He made our work not only successful but enjoyable. Our trip to India was one of the greatest adventures of my life and I’m glad I got to share it with Mike. He will be missed but I know God has an important reason for calling him home. Rest in peace my friend.
Jay Schuermann

With loving thoughts

My heart breaks for the whole family who have watched Mike fight over the last four years and now must endure the pain of his passing. I send prayers for peace and serenity to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


My prayers are with you and your family. So incredibly sorry for your loss.

So very sorry

I worked with Mike at ASTAR and he was one of the most genuine and caring people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Brad and Lori DeVinney

He is the most genuinely real caring person I knew.

I had the honor of working with Mike at Astar. He confronted me with issues I needed to hear about even when I didn’t want to. He did it in a kind and compassionate manner. He tried his best at everything I witnessed him doing. He was a true friend.

All our love

To the Halenkamp and Hicks families,
Our hearts are breaking over the loss of Mike. You’ve been through a lot. Hold on to your faith. May the Lord bless and keep you in the days ahead. Prayers coming your way.??

John and Diane Thoman