Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012 at the St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. Charles Graves will
officiate. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Roseberry’s
Funeral Home and again on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the
time of service.
Interment will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin at a
Michael was born March 14, 1989 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to John M.
and Jane M. (Wolf) Miklavicic. He graduated from Adams-Friendship High
School in 2008 in the top ten of his class. Michael was also a gifted
athlete, earning all conference defense honors his junior year and all
conference offense and defense honors his senior year. Michael was also
named MVP his senior year for football.
Michael attended taxidermy school and pursued a career in taxidermy in
Friendship, Wisconsin where he opened Miklavicic Taxidermy. He also went to
Steamboat Springs, CO and worked full time at B&L Taxidermy.
Michael was a free spirit and loved living life to it’s fullest, he
backpacked through Europe and recently returned from a trip to Alaska.
He was planning to return to Colorado this August to continue his
Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, snow skiing, football, hiking,
photography, dancing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Michael was wise in his endeavours and in the words that he shared
with others. He valued creativity, passion, loyalty, and the ability
to work hard and play hard. Michael was fearless and open minded
whether he was skiing the back country or meeting unfamiliar places
and people. Mike had the perfect combination of both strength and
sensitivity. His compassion and commitment to putting the well being
of others before his own was shown from birth and until the last
moments of life by being a Registered Organ Donor. His family and
friends are better people because of the characteristics that he had
and developed throughout the years of his life. Michael’s life may
have been short in duration, but due to his ability to live in each
moment, his life was complete in experience, spirituality, and love.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Father: John (Debra) Miklavicic of Friendship, Wisconsin
Mother: Jane (Marty) Esposito of Big Bend, Wisconsin
Sister: Shana (Brandon) Wallner of Friendship, Wisconsin
Nephews: Josh Wallner of Friendship, Wisconsin
Nephew: Blayde Wallner of Friendship, Wisconsin
Nephew: Boede Wallner of Friendship, Wisconsin
Sister: Alicia (Brett) Franz of West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Niece: Elyanah Franz of West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Step-Brother: Chad (Terri) Black of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Nephew: Kade Black of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Nephew: Josh Black of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Nephew: Cole Black of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Step-Sister: Angie (Ryan) Anderson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Niece: Makayla Meddaugh of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Niece: Ella Anderson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Nephew: Logan Anderson of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Step-Brother: Eric Esposito of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Grandparents: John and Thelma Miklavicic of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandparents: Robert and Mae Wolf of West Allis, Wisconsin
Further survived by other relatives and many friends.