Doctor Michael A. Vieau, 45, of Milwaukee, after a lifelong struggle with mental health, chose to seek peace from his pain on Monday, December 12, 2022. Michael was born on July 7, 1977, in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Michael J. and Kathleen F. (Weyers) Vieau. For the past nine years Michael worked as an ethical hacker at Sikich LLP. A leader within the team, Michael coached and mentored new team members and was always willing to jump in and help others. He had a passion for teaching and sharing his knowledge. In addition to his day job, he taught cyber-security as an adjunct professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering. He enjoyed researching electronics, biohacking and embedded systems. He frequently shared his passions by presenting at hacker conferences like DerbyCon and GrrCon, and by hosting hardware hacking villages at Cyphercon. Michael’s most recent outstanding accomplishment was earning his Doctorate in Computer Science Degree in February 2022.
His greatest passion outside of electronics was collecting, restoring and riding Vespas. In 2016 he participated in a Cross-Egypt Challenge, riding a Vespa 2700 kilometers over some of the most difficult tracks in Egypt.
Michael is survived by his mother and step-father, Kathy and Jim Lawniczak, his sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Steve Webster, his nephew, Andrew Webster, all of Green Bay, as well as several step and half siblings, many nieces, nephews and extended family along with many fantastic friends and coworkers.
He is preceded in death by his father, Michael J. Vieau, his niece, Sondra L. Vieau, paternal grandparents, Jerome and Mavis (Greene) Vieau, maternal grandparents, Anthony and Theodora (VandenHeuvel) Weyers as well as several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Visitation will be held at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, beginning at 4:00 pm, with a parish wake service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 650 S. Irwin, Green Bay on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 10:00 to 10:50 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am at the church with Fr. Finian Zaucha OFM and Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski OFM concelebrating.
Michael’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to his close friends Katie, Kevin and Amanda. Your amazing kindness and friendship will not be forgotten. Thank you!