- Thursday, May 19th, at Hertiage Funeral Homes (16880 W. National Ave. New Berlin) from 4-7pm
- Celebration of Life
- Thursday, May 19th, at Hertiage Funeral Homes (16880 W. National Ave. New Berlin) starting at 7pm
Michael “Mike” Bernard Datza passed away at the age of 57, peacefully surrounded by his daughters after a courageous battle with mesothelioma on May 7th, 2022.
Michael was born April 25th, 1965 in Milwaukee, WI. He was an accomplished track and field athlete who went on to work for school districts as the Buildings and Grounds Director. He had a way of fixing the unfixable and a knack for teaching his trades. He was respected by all employees and truly cared for them. Outside of work he loved nature, hunting for antiques, and his land in Mauston. He had a fondness for the champagne of beers, Miller High Life, and traditional Polish cuisine. He had been known to cut up the dance floor, and make just about any situation funny with his sarcastic humor.
Mike retired in August 2021 with dreams of enjoying his land up north and traveling to places he’d never been.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Geraldine Datza, and nephew Patrick McLaughlin. Michael is survived by his beloved daughters Sarah(Michael Semrow) and Megan, his four older sisters, Kathy(Pat) McLaughlin, Christine(Fred) Kirch, Connie(George) McNair, Mary(Chuck) Moore and countless nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. He also leaves behind his cherished canine companions, Sadie, Lulu, and Casey.
A celebration of life will be held at Heritage Funeral Homes in New Berlin on May 19th, 2022 from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Elmbrook Humane society are appreciated.