Michael was born on January 3, 1936 in a small village in Yugoslavia. His father was killed during WWII and he, his mother, and sister were placed in a concentration camp. After 2 years, they managed to escape and eventually arrived in Schwabish Halle, Germany, where he finished his education and learned the Tool and Die trade.
In 1957 he arrived in the states and in Cincinnati met the love of his life, Irene, at a German dance (Donauschaben). They loved dancing together, especially the tango, and on July 5, 1958 were married at St Michael church in Sharonville.
Michael put his Tool and Die trade to use at P&G and when he wasn’t working he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, sports (especially soccer and golf), dancing, playing cards, wood working, volunteering at St. Michael’s church and at the local German Clubs (Kolping & Donauschaben).
Mike loved a good party and he had a few favorite sayings when he would toast with friends, one was “so jung Kommen wir nicht mehr zuzammen” (translated - “We will never get together this young again.”) and his last words to his loving wife “Mit dir trink ich an liebsten” (translated – “I love drinking with you the most.”)
Please join us in celebrating Mike’s life. Visitation will take place at St. Michael church in Sharonville (11144 Spinner Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45241) on Saturday, October 29 from 9:00 am until mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am. For those who are unable to travel can participate in the mass through livestream (www.saintmichaelchurch.net and click on Online Mass and Worship Aid, or through Facebook/StMikeSharon or www.youtube.com and search for St. Michael Sharonville.)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VITAS Hospice & Palliative Care.