Michael W. Braski
Michael W. Braski passed away on Aug. 18, 2022, formerly of Brantwood, Wis.
Michael was born Sept. 25, 1949, to Marcella Braski and Ervin Braski. Michael served in the U.S Navy from 1968 to 1971 with a tour of Saigon, Vietnam in 1970. He was a Radio Operator and Electronics Countermeasures Operator. He was Honorably Discharged in October of 1971. After discharge Michael attended UW-Milwaukee and majored in Geography. He also worked at a fire brick plant in West Allis, Wis. His free spirit called him to travel where he explored Canada and Europe. He returned to Wisconsin and worked in logging and earned a CDL in truck driving. Michael continued to be enamored with travel, loved photography and was an avid hunter. He moved to New Mexico where he logged Ponderosa Pine and was able to pursue hunting big game. He eventually gained employment in Alaska as a professional truck driver on the famous “Haul Road.”
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents Selma and John Braski and Laima and Onni Aho. He is preceded in death by a beloved uncle, John Braski II (Shelley). He is survived by his parents, Marcella and Ervin; his siblings, Karla Braski (Kenneth), Stephanie Braski and John Braski III. His nieces and nephews are Sasha, Mischa, Nathan, Maya, Neil, Nicholas and Naomi, great-niece, Addyson and great-nephew, Vincent.
Memorial services and military honors will be held at the Brantwood Community Center on April 15, 2023, at 11 a.m., lunch will follow. Interment will be held at the Clifford Finlander Cemetery at 216 Maki Rd., Brantwood, weather permitting.