TRAVERSE CITY — Daniel “Dan” Prusick, 55, of Traverse City, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home.
Dan was born on Aug. 15, 1958, in Beaver Falls, Penn. to the late Vincent Joseph and Felicia Sophia (Cieslak) Prusick. On May 7, 1983 Dan married Alice Marie Send at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Together they lovingly raised two wonderful children, Jared and Christine.
Dan worked at Munson Medical Center as a bio medical technician for 25 years. He truly enjoyed his job and his coworkers. In his spare time he could be found gardening, solving Sudoku, fishing or fixing something. He was an extremely gifted mechanic and blacksmith.
Dan also enjoyed his family trips to Mackinaw and Sault Ste. Marie for the historical reenactments. He also loved being a dedicated hockey dad and videoing each game for 17 years. Cooking was also very important to Dan. He had a deep Polish heritage and enjoyed cooking and baking many special old family recipes.
Family was most important to Dan. He truly loved spending time with them. Dan was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. His gentle sprit and kind soul will be held in the hearts of many forever.
Surviving Dan is his wife, Alice; children, Jared Daniel Prusick and Christine Marie Prusick; siblings, Anthea Markusic, Linda (Richard) Brzezinski, and Vincent (Paula) Prusick; in-laws, A.J. Send, Bill Send, Roger (Karen) Send, Sue Grumley, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Dan is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Michael Markusic.
Visitation for Dan will take place from 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, with a rosary held at 7:30 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will take place at the Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the East Traverse Federal Catholic Credit Union for Christine’s nursing college completion. Please sign Dan’s online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.