His Life

My Life - Michael Laurence Bretsik

Born December 1, 1942 in Wyandotte, Michigan to Mildred Alice Sinkovits of Alma, Michigan and Michael Bretsik of Elkhorn, West Virginia.  He was an only child and was spoiled by his two Aunts, Dorothy and Violet.  In 1962 he married the love of his life, Leona, and they had three children together, Michael, Susan and Laura. His biggest pride and joy was his only grandson, Evan, who he shared all his hunting tips and expertise with.  In 2005, he gained a son-in-law, Joe Perkett, who he admired greatly, and who he counted on for all his IT matters.  In October 2021 he will gain a daughter-in-law, Wendy Garriott Martin, who he considered a blessing to not only his son and grandson's lives, but a blessing to the entire family.  We are sure he will be there at the wedding to celebrate with us.  He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, coaching/watching football, woodworking and, of course, his family.  Later on in life, he actively pursued getting his pilots license, was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and also received a scuba divers certification.  He was also fortunate to take many trips, including Newfoundland and Costa Rica.  He was an extremely hard worker, devoted to God, and will be greatly missed by many.