Michael “Mike” Pawlak

July 21, 1916 – February 05, 2015

Michael “Mike” Pawlak, 98, of Gillett died on February 5, 2015. He was born on July 21, 1916 in the town of Spruce to the late Stanley and Josephine (Klimczak) Pawlak. Mike was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Gillett and Knights of Columbus. He met his wife, Carol Alberts, and they were united in marriage on February 19, 1944 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on September 3, 2008. Mike was employed as a Baker in Green Bay, Milk Truck Driver, Carpenter and retiring from Gillett Cement as a Truck Driver. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and playing cards, specifically Sheephead. Mike loved to garden, he was very proud of what he could grow. Mike was known to be a good cook and carpenter.

He is survived by his sons, Gary (Pat) Pawlak of Bonduel, Gerald Pawlak of Gillett, Richard (Patricia) Pawlak of Kelly Lake; grandchildren, Robert (Roberta), Mary (Jim), Phillip (Jami), Susie (Jon), Mark (Debbie), Kim (Ron), Brian (Sharon), Lance, Heather (Doug); 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Pawlak of Crivitz, Genevieve Klimczak of Milwaukee, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Michael is preceded in death by his wife, daughter-in-law Rebecca Pawlak, 6 brothers and 5 sisters.

Friends may call from 4 P.M. – 7 P.M. Monday February 9 at Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett, with a Rosary prayer held at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will resume Tuesday from 9 A.M. – 10 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church, Gillett. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. with the Rev. Dean Dombroski and Sister Marla Clercx officiating. Internment will take place following the Funeral Mass in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

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