Walter FifelskiAugust 21, 1923 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 93)
Walter Fifelski, age 93, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. He was born August 21, 1923 in Wayland, Michigan the son of Laudislaus and Frances (Zulawski) Fifelski. Walter proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the WWII Pacific Conflict. He was a lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife of 61 years, Marilynn. His parents; six brothers and six sisters. He is survived by his children Susan (Ed) Haller, Karen (late Paul) Slater, Ellyn (Mike) Jackson, Danil (Katherine) Fifelski, David (Kimberlee) Fifelski, Duane (Angela) Fifelski, Donald (Linda) Fifelski; grandchildren Lisa, Vanessa, Justin, Melanie, Mike Jr., Benjamin, Jacob, Lacey, Sarah, Caleb, Kurt and Kara; great-grandchildren Jerry, Kyle, Grace, Brian, Braden, Emerey, Benjamin, Samantha, Reed, Eli, Emelia, Anika, Ava, Calvin, Hadley and Vivienne; sister-in-law Lucy Fifelski and his loyal dog, Lacey. Walter’s many occupations required the infinite efforts of he and Marilynn; farmer, logger, and painter. He was well known as the founder of Fifelski Farm Buildings where many of his innovations and practical ideas live on at the family business now in its 62nd consecutive year. He enjoyed the rewards of their hard work by spending time with family and friends in nature and outdoors. Planting and growing many types of flowers and trees. He loved “the bush” in Ontario at his lakeside cabin and exciting float plane adventures. He spent 20 years fishing the “Big Lake” off his boats. Later generations were treated to his jokes and stories while fishing the backyard pond and going up north to deer hunt. A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Walter’s life will be 11am Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church – 1871 136th Ave., Dorr, Michigan. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Walter’s family will meet with friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a rosary being held at 3:45 p.m. Monday, June 5 at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home - Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St., Dorr, Michigan. The family welcomes messages and memories in their online guestbook at www.kubiakcook.com.