Mike Dean Haluzak, 85, passed away Jan. 9, 2019, at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center from natural causes. Mike’s wishes at the time of his death were to be cremated.
Mike was born in Wilton, North Dakota, Nov. 24, 1933, to Sam and Ann Haluzak. He was raised on the family farm and graduated from Wilton Public School in 1951. Mike married Murriel Krush on June 23, 1954, and they later divorced. The couple had three children together, Deborah, Roger, and Connie Haluzak.
Mike later married Helen Armstrong on Nov. 29, 1985. They moved to Gillette, Wyoming, where Mike continued to work. They later moved back to Dunseith, North Dakota after Mike’s retirement from construction. After Helen’s death in 2008, he moved back to Gillette, Wyoming, and lived with his son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Colette Haluzak, until he moved into the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in the memory care section.
Mike was proud of the jobs he held. He worked at Farmers Union in Wilton, Bismarck Contracting (Division of Clarimont Construction) and Phillips Welding in Gillette, Wyoming. He worked construction until his retirement. He enjoyed being active and was always riding his bike or walking. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and Broncs in rodeos. He also enjoyed fishing and golfing.
He is survived by his son, Roger Sr (Colette) Haluzak of Gillette, Wyoming; daughter, Connie Haluzak of Wilton, North Dakota; son in law, Bob Schuler of Wilton, North Dakota, 5 grandchildren, Leah Foster (Lyle), Roger Haluzak Jr, Kerri DeWine (Tim) all of Gillette, Wyoming, Curt Schuler of Dickinson, North Dakota and Kayla Ebach (Justin) of Turtle Lake, North Dakota; 10 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Foster, Hailie & Landon Haluzak; Connor, Aubry, Averi & Preslie Dewine, all of Gillette, Wyoming and Robert, McKenzie & Samantha Ebach all of Turtle Lake, North Dakota; sister, Eva Braun of Wilton, North Dakota.
He is proceeded in death by his first wife, Murriel Krush; his second wife, Helen Haluzak; daughter, Deborah Schuler; brother, John Haluzak; and his parents, Sam and Ann Haluzak. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY, 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com