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Wayne Mulka

Wayne Mulka

1941 - 2021

Wayne Louis Mulka age 80 of Rogers City passed away comfortably at home surrounded by his family on October 2, 2021.

He was born August 14, 1941 in Rogers City to Louis and Sophie (Haselhuhn) Mulka.

On September 18, 1959 he married Linda Lou Lewis of Central Lake in Petoskey. Wayne served in the United States Navy (aboard a “tin can” during the Bay of Pigs Invasion) from July 1959 through August 1962. He returned to Rogers City and was employed at United States Steel until his retirement in 2000. Wayne and Linda enjoyed many years of camping, especially in Grand Marais. He was an avid deer hunter and salmon fisherman, he also enjoyed wood working and making stained glass creations. He spent his last years watching anything western on television.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda; five children, Suzanne (Roger) Fryske of Hawks, Rosolyn (Ron) Pauly of Rogers City, Mark (Kandi) Mulka of Waterford, Mitchell (Angie) Mulka of Posen and Renee (John) Leow of Marquette; 11 grandchildren, Heather (Matt) Cherrette, Alex King, Miranda King, Meranda (Travis) Zajkowski, Michelle (Matthew) Styma, Tina (Nicholas) Delekta, Tracy (Paul) Seghers, Martin Mulka, Elizabeth (Domnic Krawczak) Mulka, Sam Leow and Paul Leow; ten great grandchildren, Norah, Mason, Ella, Liam, Maxton, Elijah, Charlotte, Edilean, Amelia and Audrey; one sister, Joyce Ryther of Alpena; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Sophie and brother-in-law, Dick Ryther.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 5th from 11 a.m. through time of his funeral at 1 p.m. where Rogers City VFW Post 607 will offer a military tribute immediately following.

Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Angel Fund.

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Wayne Mulka – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI