Henry "Hank" Wasik of National City passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 79 years of age.
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He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Earlene; seven children, Margaret (Louis) Balazsi, Brenda (Ryan) Clifton, Gery (Mike) Shelafoe, Debora Forshee, Caryl (Dave) Krellwitz, Henry (Roxanne) Wasik and Dawn (Mike Austin) Wasik; and grandchildren, Sherri, Robbie, Andy, Dara, Dennis, Brandon, Billy, Kane, Mike, Cera, Michael, Taylor, Danielle, Kyle, Michael, Elle, Ashley, Colleen, Maddison, Henry "Bubba," Lori and Erica. He is also survived by six great grandchildren and one sister, Catherine Rudzki. He was preceded in death by his son, Ken; granddaughter, Samantha; grandson, Josh Clinton; son-in-law, Dale Forshee; along with four sisters.
Hank retired from General Motors, Willow Run. He was a Korean War veteran with the U.S. Navy, a member and former chaplain with both the Hale American Legion and VFW. He was also a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and Tawas Bay Eagles, Post No. 2588.
Funeral services along with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m.. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3901 M-65 in Hale. The family will receive friends at church from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at 11:30. Interment will take place at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights on Thursday at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Legion Building Fund. Arrangements are handled by the Hale Chapel of Buresh Funeral Home. Those wishing to express words of sympathy may do so at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Oct. 7 to Oct. 15, 2013