Michael “Mike” V. Breza


Michael Vincent Breza, 83, of Bluff Siding, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Benedictine Senior Living, Winona, MN.

Michael was born September 29, 1940, to Ruth (Rogala) and Vincent Breza in Winona, MN. He married Mary Ellen Sikorski. Together they had three sons: Michael, Richard and Robert. He later married Bonnie Wirtz, October 5, 1974. Together they had a daughter, Shannon (Duane Dahlgren) and a son, Mark (Jessica).

Mike worked in many places from the time he was in high school. His career was in sheet metal, owning Shamrock HTG & A/C and crop farming near Dodge. He lived the retirement dream on his 119 acre homestead in Bluff Siding until Alzheimer’s necessitated the move to Benedictine Senior Living for care.

Mike is survived by his wife, Bonnie; his children: Michael, Richard (Kim), Robert (Maritza), Shannon, and Mark; grandchildren: Hunter, Sierra, Sydney, Parker, Cassandra, Mitchell, Michael Marie, Geneva, Kaitlin, and Leon Breza, and Michael Dahlgren; brothers: Tim (Mary) and David Breza; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; half-brothers: Gene Breza and John Rogala; and half-sister, Elaine (Breza) Ziegenfuss.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Casimir Catholic Church, Winona, MN, with The Very Reverend Mark C. McNea officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2023, at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Winona.

Memorials can be directed to Memory Care Units at Benedictine Senior Living in Winona, MN.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home & Crematory, Winona, MN. Online condolences can be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.

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