Mitchell J. Mierzwa, 65, Rhinelander, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Monday, July 15, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield with his family by his side.
He was born April 22, 1948, to Joseph and Maria (Golobinski) Mierzwa in Belgium. Mitchell married the former Jolanta Hanula May 8, 1971, in Chicago.
He worked for Deluxe Check Printers for 38 years; retiring in 2007. They moved from Chicago to Rhinelander in 2007. Mitchell enjoyed playing cards, fishing, woodworking, telling jokes and nature. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Mitchell was an avid Bears and Cubs fan.
Mitchell is survived by his wife, Jolanta; his children, Jeffrey (Melinda) and Jennifer (Thomas) Barnett both Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren; one brother, Stanley; and one sister, Harriet Mierzwa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m., at Nativity of Our Lord – St. Mary’s site with Father Tom Thakadipuram officiating.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 19, 4-6 p.m., at Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home.
Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home, 715-365-4343, is handling the arrangements.
All are invited to light a candle and leave an online condolence at hildebrandfh.com.