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Michael A. Barczak
October 6, 1948 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Michael Andrew Barczak (Dzia Dzia), 74, of Burlington, WI, passed away on August 30th, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.
Michael was born on October 6th, 1948, in West Allis, WI to Edward Joseph Barczak and Eugenia Balbina Barczak (Krawczyk). Michael married Patricia Ann Barczak (Kusniesz) on June 22nd, 1974.
Michael graduated from Don Bosco High School in 1966. Being the hard worker that he was, he worked third shift at GE Medical Systems while earning his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1971. After college, he went to work as a librarian and wrestling coach for Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School. In 1977, Michael earned his master’s degree in Library Sciences from UW-Milwaukee. In 1987 he began working for the Muskego-Norway School District. There he served as the librarian at Muskego High School, Lake Denoon Middle School, and Bay Lane Elementary. Additionally he served as the wrestling coach at Muskego High and his team won the state championship in 1994. In addition to coaching wrestling, he refereed for both basketball and wrestling.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his son Jason Sr (Emily) Barczak, and his five adoring grandchildren, Jason Jr, Luke, Owen, Beau, and Alyse. He is further survived by his siblings, Marianne Day, Jerome Barczak, Joan Thornley, Alice Barczak, Carol Barczak, Edward Barczak Jr, Susan Olson, Sharon Goodmann, and Lenore Barczak.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Eugene Barczak.
The funeral mass will be on Saturday, September 9th, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception (108 McHenry St. Burlington, WI 53105) at 1pm. Following the mass there will be a celebration luncheon from 2-5pm at Integrity Celebration Center (2789 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105). In honor of Michael’s love of horse racing, the celebration luncheon will be a derby theme; feel free to wear your derby attire.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).