The unexpected departure of
Mildred Mary (Mecikalski) Haluschak
April 21, 1926 to November 10, 2011
Millie was born in Hiles, Wisconsin to Harry and Eva (nee Dashner) Mecikalski and grew up in the nearby city of Wausau, the third of six girls in a large, Polish-American Catholic family of nine children. We first met at a dance held at a bowling alley in Milwaukee in 1951 where this shy, pretty young woman, spurned the attention of a great many men there. I took a chance, asking her to dance and to my surprise, she accepted. After a long courtship, we were married on September 25, 1954 then honeymooned in New York City and Niagara Falls during the filming of Marilyn Monroe's famous film "Niagara".
Millie loved fashion. She worked in a Milwaukee ladies boutique for many years, becoming a favorite face for many loyal customers who asked for her by name. Consequently, when we traveled across America, to San Francisco or on many visits to my family in Canada, our already large automobile was always overloaded with racks of clothes, hat boxes and a great number of accessories.
After a trip to Miami Beach in 1955, we toured the Florida gulf coast then eventually retired here to Port Charlotte in 1985 where Millie presided over her private domain for many happy years. She loved her home and took great pleasure in its furnishing, decorating it with beautiful objects that she adored. Incandescently soft spoken, Millie was never fully comfortable in a crowd. She always shone brightest one on one, at home with me, with friends, with her sisters and now with the Lord.
Millie is survived by me, Eugene Haluschak--her loving husband of 57 years; by her sisters, Betty (husband Emil Zenk) of Crossville, Tennessee; Sandra (husband Ronald Hornung) of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and by her sister-in-law Bernice (husband Pat Crowe) of Sudbury, Ontario and by many nieces and nephews.
All friends and acquaintances are welcome to join us for an informal Memorial held at Millie's home:
3191 Lakeview Blvd, Port Charlotte
on Saturday, November 19th from 2-4 pm.
Memorial donations to charities of your choice.
Arrangements by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, 12687 SW County Road 769 - Kings Highway in Lake Suzy. Phone (941) 625-3535.