×

Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI

OBITUARY

Michael Maricak Jr.

May 4, 1926February 10, 2020

Michael Maricak, Jr., age 93, of Harrison Twp., passed away Monday, February 10, 2020. Beloved husband of LaVerne Maricak; loving father of John (Karen) Maricak, Michele (Bud) Chism, Michelle Higel, Jacquelyn (Gerry) Pytel, and Kenneth (Cherie) Harp; dear grandfather of 10; cherished great-grandfather of 8; and brother of Dorothy Williford, the late Betty Martz, and the late Margie Surma. Mike served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Roseville and Harrison Twp., a member of the Moose Lodge of Clinton Twp., and an avid fisherman. He will be dearly missed.

  • FAMILY

  • LaVerne Maricak, Wife
  • John (Karen) Maricak, Son
  • Michele (Bud) Chism, Daughter
  • Michelle Higel, Daughter
  • Jacquelyn (Gerry) Pytel, Daughter
  • Kenneth (Cherie) Harp, Son
  • Dorothy Williford, Sister
  • The late Betty Martz, Sister
  • The late Margie Surma, Sister
  • He is also a dear grandfather of 10; cherished great-grandfather of 6.

Services

22 February

Memorial Visitation

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081

22 February

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081

Memories

Michael Maricak Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Kyle Harp

February 21, 2020

I spent most of my childhood looking forward to going over grandpa's house. I ended up there most days after school, and he was always so happy, so fun to be around. He taught me how to play cards probably before I can properly recall memories, and i'd venture to say that he taught me how to joke around, laugh, and enjoy life. I remember playing rummy and memory the most. I remember playing his poker and blackjack video games while he would watch some sci-fi movie. We also had so many good times up at the trailer; whether we were fishing, playing bingo, or just hanging out. My grandpa was truly the most amazing man and I will always cherish the time I got to spend with him. I am going to miss him. May he rest in peace.

Michael Maricak

February 19, 2020

Dad~ you were the best to family and friends as well.
We all have a special memory of you, but you will always be remembered for your sense of humor and silly grin.

So Dad...to you I say, : You may be Gone from our sight, but never our memories …..
Gone from our touch, but never our hearts.

Rest in Peace. Love you.

Denise Cunningham

February 14, 2020

My condolences to the family. I didn’t know you but I am a friend of your daughter Michelle and by knowing her, it is obvious you are a wonderful person. You were loved and cherished on earth and you are now a beautiful addition to Heaven and I know you will continue to watch your family and friends. Thank you for all you meant to those still left on earth. You will not be forgotten.

Connie Burns

February 12, 2020

We had our first dance at my wedding 51 years ago. We danced at a couple other weddings. You didn't care if it were fast or slow...Mike you were always ready to stroll across the dance floor. You were my "Fred Astaire", that's what I called you.
Perhaps one day, we'll have another go at it. I'll save you a spot on my futures 'dance card'.
Prayers to your loved ones that you left behind. May God be with them with this endurance of saying, "Good Bye".
Love ya "Fred"
Connie

Tim Junod

February 12, 2020

We thank you for your service to the military, moose and eagles. I am the governor at Lapeer moose lodge and a member of the Eagles also. We thank you for all you have done!!

Andrew Johnson

February 11, 2020

This is believed to have been taken at Fort Sheridan, IL, shortly after enlistment.

Steve Mueller Jr

February 11, 2020

He was always smiling and ready to make the kids smile. It was funny to see him still pulling the old quarter out of the ear trick to his great-great nephews & nieces 30 years later. I’m willing to bet he’s been pulling that one for closer to 70 years though.

Andrew Johnson

February 11, 2020

He always knew his way around an engine. He loved this picture, although "Margies camera skills werent that great." and it is blurry.

Andrew Johnson

February 11, 2020

Really going to miss uncle mike. I sat and talked with him for a long time about memories of being in the army. One memory he shared is that he put ketchup on everything. This was because the food was "no good" and he would have to clean his plate or else he would get in trouble. So he just put ketchup on everything and it made it "better".

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY