Haburjak, age 87, a longtime Portage resident, passed away Thursday, July
He was born on
December 8, 1931, to the late Michael and Kathleen Haburjak.
He served his
country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mike retired from
U.S. Steel with 38 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and
working on cars.
He is survived by
his wife, Kathleen Haburjak (nee Sarkotich), four children, Kathy Haburjak,
Michael Haburjak, Janet (James) Carter, James (Pam) Haburjak, siblings,
Bernadine Reed-Anderson, Lois Price, William “Leslie” Reed, six
grandchildren, Evan Pincus, Daniel Pincus, Nichole Draia, Tyler Haburjak,
Zachary Carter, and Michael Haburjak, one great-grandchild, Airabella, and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in
death by his mother, Kathleen Westerlund, and stepfather, Vern Westerlund.
Cremation will take
place with Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, Portage. There will be a private
family memorial service.
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