Michael Hablewitz

Hablewitz, Michael 66, closed his eyes after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his wife of 30 years, Delores. Loving father to Jennifer (Jay) Kirsch, Krista (Adam) Remington, Michael (Kirstin) Hablewitz, Colleen (Rodger) Bergeron, Lisa (Jason) Lemke, and Douglas Hablewitz, proud Opa to Ava, Benjamin, Bryce, Dylan, Ella, Gabriella, Jack, Joshua, Kayla, Kolton, Laynie, Mackenzie, Madeline, Matthew, Michael, Samantha, and Travis, baby brother to Walter (Hannalore) Hablewitz, Dennis (Judy) Hablewitz, and Thomas (Jan) Hablewitz, dear brother-in-law to MaryAnn Bayer and Margaret DeBraal, further survived by extended family, friends, and colleagues. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Joe Buchenthal and George Bayer, and a grand-daughter, Isabelle. Michael was a decorated Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. He earned his Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Industrial Management from Milwaukee School of Engineering and his Masters of Management from Northwestern University. He held the position of Vice-President of Quality at Twin Disc, Inc. In more than 20 years there, he also held the position of Vice-President of Manufacturing. Other ventures included Supply Chain Director for Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. His last two positions were at Marsh Electronics and The Prestwick Group. He always said he saved the best for last. He was a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a member of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence, past president and certified fellow of his local chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society as well as a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality. Michael received many awards and accolades during his career. He was also a gifted lecturer and speaker at many seminars, conferences, and conventions. His knowledge and understanding of manufacturing was truly a gift to all he shared it with. As per Michael's wishes, there will be no public service. He wanted friends, acquaintances, and co-workers to take time to enjoy this beautiful world God has given to us. His family will be having a private remembrance and celebration of his life. For those who wish to honor Michael's memory, please make donations in his name to Dr. Parameswaran Hari, Director of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226. All donations will go toward researching for a cure for multiple myeloma. Special thanks to Dr. Treisman and staff, Dr. Hari and Associates, Froedtert 4NW caregivers and the 6th floor MICU unit.

Funeral Home

Hartson Funeral Home
11111 West Janesville Road Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 425-9797

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Oct. 6, 2013