Michael Kirchenbauer, 58, special agent with FBI

April 30, 2004

Michael Forrest Kirchenbauer, a retired special agent with the FBI, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Newark, Del. The former Baltimore resident was 58.

Mr. Kirchenbauer was born in Baltimore and raised in Towson and Parkville. He was a 1963 graduate of Parkville High School and earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

He joined the FBI in 1969 and held positions in upstate New York and Manhattan before being assigned to the agency's Wilmington, Del., office. He retired in 1996.

At his death, he was deputy director of the Delaware Insurance Department's Fraud Prevention Bureau.

Mr. Kirchenbauer also owned thoroughbred horses and was a member of the board of the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. Several of his horses raced at Pimlico Race Course, Timonium Race Course and Delaware Park.

He was also an Orioles and Ravens fan.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John the Beloved Roman Catholic Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, the former Kathryn L. Reutter; a son, Ryan M. Kirchenbauer, and a daughter, Jamie F. Kirch, both of Newark; a sister, Sheila K. Zimmer of Berlin; and three nephews.

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