Michael Andrew Barczak “Dzia Dzia”, 74, of Burlington, passed away on Aug. 30, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.

Michael was born on Oct. 6, 1948, in West Allis, to Edward Joseph and Eugenia Balbina (nee Krawczyk). Barczak. He married Patricia Ann (nee Kusniesz) Barczak on June 22, 1974.

Michael graduated from Don Bosco High School in 1966. Being the hard worker that he was, he worked third shift at GE Medical Systems while earning his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1971. After college, he went to work as a librarian and wrestling coach for Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School. In 1977, Michael earned his master’s degree in Library Sciences from UW-Milwaukee. In 1987 he began working for the Muskego-Norway School District. There he served as the librarian at Muskego High School, Lake Denoon Middle School, and Bay Lane Elementary. Additionally he served as the wrestling coach at Muskego High where his team won the state championship in 1994. In addition to coaching wrestling, he refereed for both basketball and wrestling.

Michael is survived by his wife, Patricia; son Jason (Emily) Barczak Sr.; five adoring grandchildren, Jason Jr., Luke, Owen, Beau, and Alyse; and his siblings, Marianne Day, Jerome Barczak, Joan Thornley, Alice Barczak, Carol Barczak, Edward Barczak Jr., Susan Olson, Sharon Goodmann, and Lenore Barczak.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Eugene Barczak.

The funeral mass will be on Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception, 108 McHenry St. in Burlington at 1 p.m. Following the mass there will be a celebration luncheon from 2 until 5 p.m. at Integrity Celebration Center, 2789 Browns Lake Dr., Burlington. In honor of Michael’s love of horse racing, the celebration luncheon will be a derby theme; feel free to wear your derby attire.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Services have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Services. For on-line condolences, please visit

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