Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 age 95 years. Son of the late Stanley & Stella (Stajkowski) Michalak he was born July 14, 1916 in Bay City. He married the former Virginia Gwizdala October 30, 1946 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. She predeceased him November 16, 2007. Chet served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later retired from McDonald Dairy in 1973 after 35 years of service. He was a member of St. Hyacinth Church.
Surviving are two children: Ellen (Michael) Moore, David (Mary) Michalak, thirteen grandchildren, John (Kellie), Joseph (Kristi), Ronald (Sue) Moore, Cathy (Tony) Micho, Jennifer (Joe) Facundo, Michele (Matt) Connelly, David (Heidi), Tony (Jill), Jason (Brandi), Andy (Angie), Robert (Kari) Michalak, Laura Michalak & her fiance Kyle, Katie Michalak and twenty great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Harry Michalak and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Michalak, Florence (Gene) Grabowski, one brother, Stanley (Jane) Michalak and a sister in-law, Leona Michalak.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Hyacinth Church. Rev. Fr. Edward J. Konieczka will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. There will be a parish vigil service for Chet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Hyacinth Church.