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Michael Mlynarczyk 06/25/2023

Michael L. Mlynarczyk, died Sunday, June 25, 2023, in New Richmond, Wisconsin, surrounded by his family. Mike was born to George and Frances (Black) on August 3, 1947, in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he grew up and graduated from Hill High School in 1965. On October 3, 1987, Mike and Kathy were united in marriage in Stillwater, Minnesota, blending their beautiful families. Mike received his associate degree and built a career in accounting and collections in the trucking industry. In 2005, Mike retired from Transportation Funding Group, a company which he and three friends started. Kathy also retired that summer, allowing them to spend their retirement years together.  Mike was a strong, yet gentle man who adored his family and absolutely loved being a husband and dad.  He had such a soft demeanor and he always treated others with kindness and respect, never saying an ill word about anyone. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time golfing, fishing, and deer hunting.  From pheasant hunting in South Dakota, to traveling the country by RV with Kathy, to playing softball with the Jaycee’s, Mike truly lived his life to the fullest. Mike treasured the time spent on Migizi Island they owned with Barb and Renn on Rainy Lake, where they made so many amazing memories with family, friends and especially the grandchildren. Mike and Kathy loved traveling, putting hundreds of miles on their snowmobiles and scuba diving in the Caribbean. But shortly after retirement, they decided it was time to trade the Midwest snow for saguaros, mountains and golf greens of Arizona. Mike will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his labradoodle, Bella, whom he cherished and spoiled daily. Mike will forever be missed by his wife of 35 years, Kathy; children, Scott (Sue) Mlynarczyk, Deanna (Gary) Kaufman, Tina Mlynarczyk and Derek (Lisa) Lindoo; grandchildren, Shania, Emma and Caleb; great grandchildren, Olivia, Audrianna and Kyler; siblings, Sta’s & Jackie Mlynarczyk, Steve & Jan Mlynarczyk; sister-in-law, Barb & Renn Karl; niece, Polly (Rick) Wisdom; great nephew Parker; and great nieces, Sophie and Paige.  Preceded in death by his parents, George and Fran; and mother-in-law, Jerri Warling.
A Celebration of Life visitation was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 1:00PM-4:00PM at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave) in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Military honors were at 2:30PM to recognize Mike’s service to his country in the United States Navy.  Memorials preferred to Lakeview Hospice or St. Croix County Health & Rehab Center.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.





  • Kathleen Wettig Posted June 28, 2023 1:57 pm

    I am so sorry Kathy. Blessings to you.

  • Cheryl and Mike Peper Posted June 28, 2023 2:40 pm

    Kathy! I am so sad to hear about your husband. I didn’t know him but it sounds like he was a great guy. We will be thinking of you and your family during this trying time. Take care – again, so sorry. Mike and Cheryl Peper

  • Candace Van Lysal Posted June 28, 2023 3:37 pm

    Kathy, I was so sorry to read this. You have had so many adventures and good times.Those memories made will never be forgotten. I always enjoyed following your travels. What a void you will feel going forward 😰 You are strong and have family & friends to support you . May the love of all who touched your lives, give you solace in the days and weeks to come. Sincerely ~ Candy VL

  • Angela Carty Posted June 28, 2023 8:15 pm

    Kathy, my heart breaks for you with Mike’s sudden passing. The memories you created together will live on in your heart. You are a resilient lady and there are lots of people supporting you. Take one moment at a time. Condolences to the Mlynarczyk, Lindoo, and Kaufman families from your Caribbean relatives. God’s richest blessings

  • Bob and Marilyn Ulrich Posted June 28, 2023 8:34 pm

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. His cheery nature will definitely be missed by all.

  • Rhodi and Bob Posted June 29, 2023 10:38 am

    Mike will be profoundly missed and always remembered by the Mulligans and everyone else whom had the blessing of knowing him.

  • Richard Lohmann Posted June 29, 2023 4:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss Kathy, wish we stayed in touch more

  • Ron and Diana Axdahl Posted June 29, 2023 4:26 pm

    We had so many great times in Jaycees. Have never forgotten his smile and laughter.

  • Don and Sandie Peterson Posted June 29, 2023 5:48 pm

    My wife and I just had the opportunity to meet Mike and Kathy this past year in Arizona and that were so welcoming to the group of friends. Mike was always so funny and always kidding around when golfing. He will definitely be missed by so many friends. Take care Kathy and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • Ken & Kris Tworek Posted July 10, 2023 9:22 pm

    Ken and I are so deeply sorry for your loss Kathy and for your families! Mike will always be remembered and loved by many!
    Our trip to Cabo was enjoyed with Mike and everyone congregating at PB Rise pool!. Great memories! Love and Hugs to you Kathy!

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