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In Memory of Michael Magnuson


July 15, 2003 - September 16, 2019

MJ (Michael) Magnuson, age 16, of Clayton, WI was taken from us too soon dying unexpectedly on Monday, September 16, 2019.

MJ was born on July 15, 2003 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  He was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Clayton, WI.

MJ was a junior at Clayton High School, Class of 2021, was a member of the varsity football team (#12), the varsity basketball team (#15), National Honor Society and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). He has been a member of NJHS, FFA, FCCLA, AAU basketball and the e-Sports team. MJ also served as freshmen Class Treasurer, sophomore Vice-President, and was a member of Student Council his 9th and 10th grade years. In addition, he served as a mentor for younger students in Physical Education classes.  In middle school, MJ was a manager for the varsity football and basketball teams.

MJ loved spending time with family (annoying them as much as possible!) and friends (especially Grace) as well as driving around in the ’78 Bronco and the ’79 Ford, watching college and professional sports with the dogs Remington and Harley, playing video games and being on the Clayton Football team, Basketball team and the U18 Apple River Soccer team. He and the boys enjoyed working on the farm loading hay, picking rock, hauling equipment and driving tractor for Chris and Mike Schradle as well as Kurt Bussewitz. MJ also enjoyed reading thanks to Tammy Polta! 

He looked forward to joining the U.S. Air Force, hopefully becoming an officer and getting a degree in engineering. 

MJ will be remembered for his terrific smile and his knack for making people laugh!  

Michael J. is survived by his parents: Mike and Terri Magnuson of Clayton; brother: Mitchell Magnuson (active duty USAF) stationed in Grand Forks, ND; sisters: Alexandra Magnuson (Cole Weese) Boyd, WI and Isabelle Magnuson (Trent Keppen) of Clayton; grandparents: Mike (Sherrie) Magnuson of Shorewood, IL, Rose (Kip) Schroeder of Amery, Mynette (Perry) Kolnes of Luverne, ND; aunts and uncles: Celeste (Josh) Osborne of Joliet, IL, Colette Magnuson of Shorewood, IL, Michelle (Davy) Riopelle of Baudette, MN, godparents Chris (Rebecca) Frederick of Marana, AZ, Jeff (Kiley) Kolnes of Harwood, ND and Dawn (Jeremy) Paulsrud of Halstad, MN; cousins: Ashley (Matt) Ercoli, Tessa (Colton) Kershner, Ian Tibert and Parker Riopelle as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by paternal great grandparents Mary Jane and Grant Holstein, maternal great grandmother Ione Copp and maternal grandfather James Frederick and aunt Michelle Magnuson.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 20th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Williamson-White Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21st at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Amery with visitation one-hour prior.  A private family interment will be held at a later date.

A celebration memorial will be held at Clayton School District on Sunday, September 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please wear festive/funky socks and a scrunchie!


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