Michael D Mrazik, 74, of Drums, passed away Monday evening, February 15, 2021 at his home following a 14-month illness.
Born in Hazleton, September 28, 1946, he was the son of the late Michael and Irene (Schagen) Mrazik, Jr. and spent the past 25 years in Drums.
Michael was a retired metal fabricator for the former Prestolite Wire and Cable Company. He was also a Constable for the City of Hazleton. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having attained the rank of Sergeant. Michael's experience in the Army played a very important role in his life. He pointed out that the Army taught him the value of discipline, teamwork and was proud to serve the country he loved. He was also a member of the VFW, DAV, and NRA. Mike's love of orchids enabled him to own and operate his own business, Orchids by Mrazik. He also was an avid hunter, trapper, fisherman, beekeeper and outdoorsman.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a son Michael and a step-daughter Kalene Lutz.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy (Miller) Lutz, to whom he shared his life for 25 years, and was married on July 11, 2020; his beloved service dog, Ace, a Belgian Malinos; a daughter Shannon Cantner, Clarks Summit; a step-daughter Gina Lutz, Mountain Top; a brother David Mrazik, Hubert, NC; eight grandchildren Stephen, Sarah, and Emma Cantner; Alexandria and Kayla, Mrazik, Brianna Mrazik-Warner, William Dougherty; and Miles Trychta; five great grandchildren; a nephew David Mrazik, Jr.; and a niece Vanessa Cuff.
His funeral will be held with a memorial service Friday, February 19, 2021 at 1 pm from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums. Interment will follow in St. Johns Lutheran and UCC Cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from Noon until the time of the service. COVID-19 restrictions will apply.
A heartfelt thanks to all the dedicated doctors, nurses and staff at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes Barre and Staff at Hospice of Sacred Heart. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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