Michael “Mike” Walter Budnik Jr. 82 of rural Harrison, passed away at his home on Monday, November 25, 2019. Michael was born June 26, 1937 in Dearborn, Michigan, the son of Michael Walter and Julia Grace (Arendt) Budnik. On March 22, 1954 in Tennessee, Mr. Budnik was united in marriage to Ms. Barbara Idelle Sarver.
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Mr. Budnik had resided in Harrison since 1976, moving from Westland, Michigan. Mike was the Owner and Broker of High Country Realty of Harrison for over twenty years. Mr. Budnik was a life member of the National Rifle Association. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman. For many years, Mike would travel to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to his cabin and place bear bait and then return for the hunt. He built he and Barb’s home in Harrison, a home where many family memories were shared over the years. Mike enjoyed watching televised sporting and hunting shows.
Surviving Mr. Budnik is his loving wife and best friend of sixty-five years, Mrs. Barbara I. Budnik of Harrison, one daughter, Sue Budnik-McClure and Albert Adams of Harrison, one son, Michael W. Budnik and wife Cheryl of Sumner, Washington, seven grandchildren; Carissa McClure and Joe Albert, Jason McClure and wife Marsha, Amanda Tucker and husband Cleo, Selena Davis and husband Mike, Katrina Budnik, Kristy Hino and Deana Redding, fifteen great-grandchildren, plus many extended family members. Mr. Budnik was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Carmin DelleFave and one grandson, Steven McClure.
To share an online memory or condolence with Mike’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Budnik are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.