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Michael Rittenhouse biography: 13 things about Kyle Rittenhouse’s father from Kenosha, Wisconsin


Michael “Mike” S. Rittenhouse is a white man from Wisconsin, United States. He and Wendy Lewis Rittenhouse have three children.

Mike, Wendy and their children briefly lived in a shelter twice. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  2. He has lived in different parts of Illinois, USA including Antioch, Grayslake, Zion, Lindenhurst, Libertyville, Round Lake and Lake Villa.
  3. He previously lived in Wellston, Michigan, USA.
  4. While married to Wendy, he was unemployed for a couple of years and struggled with alcohol addiction and sometimes experimented with drugs.
  5. He has worked as a machine operator, a housekeeper and and a cashier, among others. He also used to work for QPS Employment, which provides temporary office workers and other staffing services, in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
  6. In February 2000, he and Wendy got married in Lake County, Illinois.
  7. In August 2000, Wendy gave birth to their daughter Faith Rittenhouse.
  8. In January 2003, Wendy gave birth to their son Kyle Rittenhouse.
  9. In December 2003, Wendy gave birth to their daughter McKenzie Rittenhouse.
  10. In 2007, he was charged with domestic battery after allegedly punching Wendy in the stomach, which he denied. The charges were dismissed. He and Wendy later divorced.
  11. In March 2014, Wendy filed a child support claim against him for their three children.
  12. In December 2014, he was ordered to pay $85 a week in child support until May 31, 2022.
  13. His son Kyle shot Gaige Paul Grosskreutz, Anthony M. Huber and Joseph D. Rosenbaum in Kenosha on August 25, 2021. On November 19, 2021, Kyle was found not guilty on one count of first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. 

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