Michael P. Baranowski

September 5, 1919January 16, 2014

Baranowski, Michael P. Of South Milwaukee, Born to Eternal Life January 16, 2014 at the age of 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Alice A. Baranowski (Nee Czerwinski). Loving father of Patti (Fiancee Mike Mellott) Baron Schreiber. Best grandfather ever to Stephanie, Jennifer, and Ryan. Dear brother of Elaine (Gil) Habanek. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Preceeded in death by brother Dominick, sister Alice (Late Albert) Sobolik, brother Clarence (late Lorraine), brother Edward (late Dorothy), brother Harold David (late Elaine).

Mike graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 1938 and was a lifetime member of St. Adalbert's Parish. He served his church for many years as a trustee, treasurer, usher, athletic association director, coach, choir member, and Holy Name member. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked for over 30 years, as well as holding jobs at Gimbels, Sunrise Plaza, Goller-Stein, Bucyrus Erie and Molthen Bell.

Mike was a proud veteran of WWII, having served his country honorably in the 109th Infantry Regement Headquarters Co. 28th Infantry Key Stone Division, also known as the Bloody Bucket Division. He received 5 battle stars, was awarded the Purple Heart in Luxemburg and was in 7 major European battles including Omaha Beach on D Day and Battle of the Bulge.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 20, at 3:00PM at Divine Mercy Catholic Church. 800 Marquette Ave. South Milwaukee. Visitation on Monday from 1:00PM until time of Mass at church. Interment private Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or South Milwaukee Human Concerns are appreciated.

Arrangements under the direction of Molthen-Bell & Son Funeral Home, South Milwaukee, WI.


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 20, 2014


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Carol Anger

March 30, 2014

My deepest Sympathy to the family. Michael and Alice were dear friends. We worked together on St Adalbert's Parish Council and at the Lion's Fest church booth together. Both Mike and Alice were Angels on earth with a smile on their faces and open arms to welcome everyone into their extended family. I have a loss in my heart till we meet in heaven.

January 20, 2014

Our sympathy to Patti and Family of our Uncle Mike. Although we were separated by miles, his memory was close to me, memories that go back a long, long time. He was an Uncle of the grandest sense and he will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

Bud and Sally Sobolik

Carrie Bryson

January 20, 2014

My Uncle Mike, your dad - what wonderful memories I have of such a loving, giving man. He and your mom were the epitome of selflessness. I treasure the memories of his smile ... his laugh ... and just for the record, I *always* thought it was cool that I had an uncle who was a mailman! ;) Prayers and virtual hugs continue, Patti, to you, your children and your Mike. May God grant you grace and courage and His peace .... Love, Carrie and family

Donna Saltsman

January 19, 2014

Uncle Mike was a treasure, as was his wife, my Auntie Alice. Such a joyful part of our growing up years, they always did their best to make sure us kids knew we were loved. They were angels on earth and will truly be missed. And I'm not sure if they wear pants in heaven but if they do... Uncle Mike, I think it's your turn to share the belt with my Dad ;)

Daniel Bloomer

January 19, 2014

To Patti, my deepest sympathy

Mike Conley

January 17, 2014

My Dear Uncle Mike will surely be missed by all who knew him. A man who's life reached out to others, locally and across counties, states and time lines with an abundance of blessings and kindness. A most unselfish and loving man. Patti and family - you are in our prayers during this time of sorrow and remembrance. Love, Mike, Crystal, Shannon, Mitch & Chris.