November 19, 1938 - June 30, 2017
Michael John Majchrzak Sr., Ashland resident, passed away June 30, 2017 at the age of 78. He died at home with his family by his side.
Often known warmly as “Chicago-Mike,” Mike lived in Midlothian, Illinois during his childhood and through 30 years of marriage and raising his four children. With beginnings as a caddy at the Midlothian Country Club, Mike remained an avid golfer playing often at home and abroad. At the age of 17, he joined the Marine Corps and served three years with an honorable discharge. As a young man he proudly started his own manufacturing company designing, building, and distributing touchless car wash machinery for the majority of his career; (the famous Laser4000 can be experienced locally in Phoenix, Oregon.) Mike proudly utilized his business acumen to invest and coach his son, daughter, son-in-law and grandson with businesses of their own.
In retirement, Mike volunteered through mentoring and cooking for Boys2Men, sponsoring men in recovery and forever giving back to the Ashland community he so loved. As a Culture of Peace Volunteer Mike cooked and served many meals with his non-judgemental “Kins-men” approach to helping those less fortunate than himself. Mike will be missed especially by the most vulnerable whom he compassionately cared for through his warm heart and generosity of cheer and spirit.
Mike is survived by his children, Michelle Jones of New Zealand; Michael J. Majchrzak Jr. of Poland; and Lisa Majchrzak of Ashland, Ore. Mike was the loving and proud grandfather of Joshua Majchrzak of Ashland; Alanna, Reece, Rebecca, Damon, and Sarah Jones of New Zealand; Michael Zawadzki of Chicago; and Marysia Szypula of Poland.
A celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland (Walker and Siskiyou St.) A potluck and sharing will immediately follow the service. The family asks that donations be given in Mike’s name to the various non-profits for which he so enjoyed volunteering.
Arrangements are in care of Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Ore. www.litwillersimonsen.com