Michael Bartosiak | 1954-2019

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Michael Bartosiak

Services for Michael Bartosiak, 64, of Paradise, were held Saturday, May 11 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord, officiated by Pastor Michael Feese. Burial followed in Jonestown Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, also at the church. Michael passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, at home.

Michael was born July 9, 1954, in Marshfield, Wis., to Sigman and Dolores (Warrych) Bartosiak. While working for Fellows Manufacturing in Chicago, the company built a plant in Plano. Always wanting to be a Texan, Michael jumped at the chance to move here.

It was in Plano that he met and married Audrey Pyle. The couple loved each other so much that they married twice, once Dec. 26, 1994, then renewing their vows Feb. 14, 1995. Through their 25 years together they would celebrate both dates each year.

Michael was somewhat of a health nut and worked out religiously. Even his job dealt with health. He was the health and safety coordinator for Poco Graphite in Decatur for 18 years.

He loved working with his hands. He had a gift for woodworking and working on anything mechanical. When pancreatic cancer no longer allowed him to be active, it was very difficult for him. He was never the type to be idle.

His love for children, his own and others, was a huge part of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael is survived by his wife Audrey of Paradise; sons Bryson Mack and Crystal of Lubbock and Bradley Fennell of Marble Falls; daughters Faith Cipollone and husband of Decatur and Winter Bartosiak of Paradise; and grandchildren Nova, Nolan, Mila soon-to-arrive Grayson, and chosen grandchild Blake Cagle; brother Norbert Bartosiak and Rich of Albuquerque, N.M.; mother-in-law Lynda Cross of Alvord; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

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