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Obituary for Michael A. Banashak


Michael Alex Banashak, 73, of La Crosse, passed away in his home with his loving wife, son and daughter-in-law at his side. Mike was born in Wells, Minnesota to Alex Joseph and Elvina Alice (Logan) Banashak. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Carrie-Banashak, his son Saul and daughter-in-law Pollyanna Weiss Banashak, his brother Kevin (Pam) Banashak, sister Susan (Ron) Mallon, brothers-in-law Robert Carrie, Timothy (Melanie) Carrie, George (Mary) Carrie, sister-in-law Laurie (Terry) Boone, his many nieces and nephews: Ryan (Nancy), Alex, Emma, Grace, Sarah, Jordyn, Jayla, Melanie, Izaiah, Serenity, Chris (Monica), Amy, Caitlin, Gabriel, Reid, Riley (Adrianna), Kristen, Emily, Katherine, Samuel and Matthew. Mike worked for many years in the automotive industry in ļ¬nance, sales and as a general manager in La Crosse and Rochester. In retirement, he enjoyed raising organic vegetables and chickens for their eggs. Michael enjoyed travel, camping, the outdoors and exploring the many beautiful vistas of the upper midwest. He treasured his time with his family and dear friends. His generous spirit will be missed by many.