Michael R. Straka enjoyed socializing, sports, and Elvis

Michael R. Straka, age 46, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. He was born on July 29, 1972 in Hinsdale, Illinois, to the late Robert and Mary Lou (Nee:  Hruby) Straka.

Mike graduated from Case High School. He married Lori Lee Andersen on September 17, 2016 at St. Lucy Catholic Church. He was Vice President of the Home and School Program, he worked with his family at Fish Window Cleaning, and also worked as a bartender at Wells Bros., Buca’s, and the Racine Yacht Club. Mike had many hobbies, including socializing, entertaining, sports, and Elvis.

Mike will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Lori; his children, Ava and Evan; brothers and sisters, Wally Chmielewski, Beverly Straka-Chmielewski, Edward Straka, Marilyn Straka-Holl (Greg), Christopher (Charlyne) Straka; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James (Bobbi) Jordan, brother-in-law, Zach (Ruizhi) Jordan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Christine.

There will be a memorial service on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at Maresh Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reverend Javier Guative will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for an education fund to be established for his children have been suggested.