Michael John Andreshak
Michael John Andreshak

June 19, 1935 - January 12, 2018
Born in Wasau, Wisconsin
Resided in Queen Creek, Arizona

Obituary

Michael John Andreshak completed his journey on Earth January 12th, 2018. His journey started 82 years ago, on June 19th, 1935 in Wausau Wisconsin, being born to Leo and Burga (Fruechtl) Andreshak. He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings Leon, Peter and Anne (Boileau), and his daughters Mary and Anne. Along his path, he married Helen (Sekretarski) and became the beloved father to Vincent and Lilian, and “PapaShak” to Caleb, Dalton, Eliah and his nieces and nephews. Originally from Wisconsin, Michael’s journey took him to Colorado for 30 years before moving to Arizona 3 years ago to be closer to his family.

Michael loved the outdoors, whether it was gardening and cultivating, or just watching the weather. Arizona weather amazed him, and gardening puzzled him, in his new found environment. He was a traveler of the world if not by airplane; it was through books and documentaries. Michael found interest in the simplest of details and cataloged much knowledge in his 82 years on this planet. As an old African Proverb says, “When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.” As Michael would say, just don’t ask him to program the VCR.

A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 24th 2018, 4:30 PM-8:00 PM, with a vigil and rosary service beginning at 6:30 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home - 1500 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 25th 2018, 10:30 AM at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church - 2654 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Michael’s final resting place will be at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. We ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity that Michael supported, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)

Guestbook

Services

Visitation
Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home
1562 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ Maricopa 85204
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rosary
Queen of Heaven Catholic Funeral Home
1562 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ Maricopa 85204
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30 PM
Funeral Mass
St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
2654 E Williams Field Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Thursday, January 25, 2018
10:30 AM

Charities

St. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Pl
Memphis, TN 38105