Michael Java, age 62, of Grantsburg passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He passed away from Pancreatic cancer that had spread to many parts of his body.
Mike was born in Frederic to Kenneth and Dorothy Java on Aug. 21, 1957. Mike’s first job was a paper route at the age of 12. He then worked at the Ford garage in Grantsburg washing cars at the age of 16. Senior year Mike was able to attend WITC’s machinist course at Grantsburg. After graduation from Frederic High School, he was hired at Parker Hannifin in Grantsburg. Mike married the love of this life, Shelley, in 1980. They had a daughter Lindsey and son Jonathan together. Mike retired in 2019 after 43 years at Parker Hannifin.
Mike liked to do many things but found his passion in photography and videography. He was able to photograph and video many weddings, anniversaries, programs for his grandchildren, and other precious events. He enjoyed camping, spending time with family and friends, working with his computers, restoring old pictures, woodworking and indoor construction/remodeling.
Mike was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ken and Dorothy Java; sister, Marcia Anderson, and sister, Beverly Brunberg.
He is survived by his step-mother, Sonja Java; wife, Shelley Java; daughter, Lindsey and husband, Michael Lundeen; son, Jonathan and wife Amanda Java; grandchildren, Landon Java, Prestin Java, Carter Java, Timothy Lundeen, and Brayha Java; his sister, Ruth and husband Duane Picknell; brother, Mark and Tammy Java; along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mike is now in the hands of our loving Heavenly Father.
Services will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Grantsburg at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.