Michael J. Warzinik, age 66, of Stevens Point, died April 1, 2015 while surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mike was born February 5, 1949 to the late George and Winifred (Rouster) Warzinik in Merrill, WI. He grew up in the Stevens Point area where he attended the local grade schools and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1967.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 6, 1968. Mike served three years active duty and was most notably awarded two Bronze Stars and the Gallantry Cross with Palms, among many other decoration and commendations. He was honorably discharged on March 5, 1974. Mike was also a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 115.
Mike worked for Consolidated Papers, River Division, for over 35 years until retirement.
Mike will be remembered for his community involvement. He enjoyed volunteering his time with Operation Bootstrap, and at the American Red Cross where he assisted with disaster relief across the U.S. He was an avid reader and collector of books. In his spare time, Mike enjoyed traveling, motorcycling, socializing with family and friends, and exploring genealogy. His sense of humor and laughter will be missed and cherished by all who knew him.
Survivors include his children, Amy Warzinik of Seattle, WA and Jason (Kelly) Warzinik of Columbia, MO; grandchildren, Zoe and Sadie; brothers Jim (Sue) Warzinik of Stevens Point and Pat Warzinik of Marshall, WI; nieces and nephews, Elizabeth, Michele, Daniel, George, Deanna, Brian, & Jamie; and many dear friends, especially Chris V. whose compassionate care and friendship was dearly appreciated.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tom Warzinik.
A Prayer Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Boston Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and also on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow the Prayer Service in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations will be used for Ministry Oncology Department’s Shining Star program and Operation Bootstrap.
Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
The family would like to thank the Ministry Oncology Department, Ministry Saint Michaels Hospital Staff, Portage County Health Care Center, and Ministry Hospice for their compassionate care given to Mike.
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