Michael "Mike" M. (1927 - 2007)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Rybski, Smagacz, Kronon, Graves, Gibson, Drabecki, Strumski, Mika, Andrulewicz
----Sources: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) July 11, 2007
Rybski, Michael "Mike" M. (October 25, 1927 - July 6, 2007)
Michael M. "Mike" Rybski, 79, of City Point died Friday, July 6, 2007, in Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls.
Mike was born Oct. 25, 1927, in Pray, Jackson County, to Adam and Katherine (Smagacz) Rybski. The family moved to Chicago while Mike was a teenager.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mike married the former LaVerne Kronon April 30, 1950, in Chicago. The couple lived in Chicago until moving to Black River Falls in 1969. In 1970, they moved to City Point.
He was first employed in Chicago at Western Electric and then at Teletype (AT&T) for 25 years. After moving to Black River Falls, he became employed at the Jackson County Iron Mine, where he worked for 20 years. Following the closing of the Iron Mine, he became employed as a salesman at Wood Sales and Service, Inc. of Black River Falls. Mike was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Black River Falls.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, LaVerne: two daughters, Marti (Paul) Graves of Madison and Sheilla (Gary) Gibson of Fall Creek; four grandchildren, Catherine, Latitia, Jessie, and Corey; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Julius) Drabecki of South Bend, IN; a brother, Walter Rybski of Inverness, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Michael; three sisters, Josephine Strumski, Steffie Mika and Helen Andrulewicz; and a brother, John Rybski.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2007, at Martyr’s Chapel, town of City Point Jackson County. Rev. Fr. Robert Streveler will officiate. Burial will follow with military honors in the Spaulding Cemetery, town of City Point.
Family and friends are invited for visitation at the church Monday, July 16, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Lou Gehrig’s disease Foundation.
The Buswell Funeral Home (www.buswellfuneralhome.com), Black River Falls, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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