Mark Misiak1930 - 2018
Mark Joseph Misiak, age 87 of Posen
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving
family on May 2, 2018 at MidMichigan Medical
Center in Alpena.
He was born August 17, 1930 in Posen
to John and Mary (Purol) Misiak.
Mark grew up on the family farm in Posen, He proudly served his country
in the United States Army during the Korean War as a heavy equipment
mechanic near the front line. On May 14, 1955 he married Eleanor
Krawezak at St, Ignatius Catholic Church, Mark retired from Presque Isle
Corporation after 40 years of dedicated service as a very detailed oriented
heavy equipment mechanic, If there was a piece of equipment that no one
else could repair, Mark was called in to finish the job.
Mark was a member of St. Casimir Catholic
Church where he served as an usher. He was
also a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of
Columbus, a life member of the Posen VFW
Post 7804, He was an avid gardener who
looked forward to planting, tending to, and
giving away most of what he grew. Mark and
his Dad built the home where he and Eleanor
raised their family, He loved visiting with
family, friends and neighbors, whether it was
at his home, the family hunting camp, or at
the Posen PotatoFestival. He worked hard so that he and Eleanor could
take their family on summer vacations where lasting memories were made.
He cherished time spent with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor “Tootsie”;
6 children, Sandy Grant of Greenville, Wisconsin, Jane (Randy) Kamysiak
of Grand Lake, Ken (Sherry) Misiak of Grand Lake, Karen (Roger) Send
of Traverse City, Natalie (John) Merrill of Stanley, North Carolina and
Steve (Kristen) Misiak of Grand Lake;
22 grandchildren, Kerri (Aaron) Springborn, Mark Gajsiewicz, Matthew
(Karina) Grant, Wendy (Hermes) Fernandez, Keith (Christoph) Kamysiak,
Brandon Misiak, Jeremy Misiak, Nicholas Misiak, Amanda (Jake)
Makowski, Jason (Jessica) Send, Kelly (Trevor) Brace, Melissa Send,
Christopher (Katie) Couture, Allen (fiancée, Emily) Couture, Shaun
Couture, Jonathan (Jordan) Merrill, David Merrill, Don Merrill, Jaclyn
Merrill, Caipan Merrill, Libby Misiak and Oliver Misiak;
10 great grandchildren, Cylas, Maddox, Cassandra, Madeline, Abe, JoJo,
Henryk, Jackson, Jaiden and Arya;
4 siblings, Virginia Niedzwiecki, John Misiak Jr,, Louis Misiak and
Mark was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Mary;
5 siblings, Raymond Misiak, Eugene Misiak, Anna Muszynski,
Tony Misiak and Jerry Misiak.
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday, May 6th from
5:00 till 8:00 p.m. where the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus will recite
the Rosary at 6:30 followed by the Parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m.
Visitation will resume on Monday at St. Casimir Catholic Church from
10:00 a.m. through time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. with
Fr, Arthur Duchnowicz officiating. VFW Post 7804 will accord military
honors following Mass.
Interment will take place at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery,
Mark will be remembered for his humble caring way of putting others
before himself. He will be deeply missed by his family, Heaven just got
a little happier and a new fiddler in the band,
Memorials may be given to Posen VFW Post 7804
in memory of Mark Misiak