Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 14, 2013

Michael J. Kucharek


GRAYLING — Michael John Kucharek, 60, of Grayling, passed away on Friday Jan. 11, 2013.

Michael was born in Wyandotte on Feb. 21, 1952, a son of the late Madeline Marie (Straehly) and John Edward Kucharek.

He married the former Wendy Feldhauser on March 27, 1976.

He served in the U.S. Army for 37 years and retired on April 20, 2007.

Michael's family was very important to him. He also enjoyed golf, hunting, and fishing. He has been a lifelong member of the Grayling Youth Boosters. Michael is a stock holder at Grayling Country Club, and a member of the Eagles.

He is survived by his wife Wendy of 36 years; sons, Charles Michael Kucharek, of Grayling, and Christopher J (Marlana) Kucharek, of Grayling; grandchildren, Lizzie, Ethan and Emma; brother, Patrick Kucharek, of Grayling, and sister, Janet (Van) Davis, of Seattle, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held between 2 and 8 p.m., today Jan. 14, at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. A celebration of Michael's life will be held at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15, with Pastor Robert Marshall officiating. Military honors will be accorded for his service to our country.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grayling Youth Booster Club.

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Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.