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Michael Matthew Znalezniak

July 3, 1986 - April 25, 2020

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Michael Matthew Znalezniak, 33, died suddenly on Saturday, April 25, 2020. He was born on July 3, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois to his loving parents, Michael and Susan Znalezniak.

Michael was a resident of St. Charles, Illinois and graduated from St. Charles East High School in May, 2006. He loved the Fox River and would often walk and fish. He loved treasure hunting at thrift stores with his mom, gardening, video games and decorating for Halloween. He had an amazing sense of humor and quick wit. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, and was looking forward to the summer of fishing and bonfires. He loved animals and would bring home anything in need of rescue.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Susan Znalezniak, his daughter Zoey Geske, and six other siblings, Kelly (Dennis) Baker, Brian Merker, Jason Merker, Brittany (Duane) Znalezniak, Kaycee Znalezniak and Diana Nabhani. Loving uncle to Dylan, Finn and Carter Baker; Tyler, Sean and Grace Merker; Brooke Merker and Broghan Bean. He is preceded in death by his sweet niece, Jaycee Merker.

. Visitation will be private to immediate family/friends only.


Cathi Durr from Streamwood, IL

"I am so saddened by the passing of Michael. I taught him in middle school and always called him my Mike with the beautiful eyes. I am so sorry for your loss and pray for all of you. I remember him so well and with much love. 🙏"

Barb Beasley from St. Charles, IL

"I am so saddened to hear of Michael's passing! Susan, I always remember you fondly in regard to our talks at MJC. You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers."

Cheriee Bartlett from St Charles, IL

"Rest in Peace my friend you will be missed dearly your laugh and funny ways will always be remembered fly with the Angels my friend"

Ron and Tania Williams from Saint Charles, IL

"We are so sorry for you loss... We love you guys and he will always be in your hearts! We are here for you!"

Anna Wilson from Lake in the hills, IL

"I have some of the funniest memories with Mikey. He was always making people laugh and looking out for people. I'm so sorry he was taken too soon. I hope he is at peace and will watch over his beautiful daughter and loving family. All of you are in my prayers. He will never be forgotten."

Cheryl lawson from Sterling, IL

"Im so heart broken that hes no longer kelly larner timmy paulson my brother otis Lawson and among others always hung out in st.charles.riding bikes fishing.playing at parks.we lived up on ohio gonna miss his eyes his smile.he has a big heart.and always will be loved.he will be missed very sorry i wont be able to come to his awake.i live a little ways prayers goes out to his whole family.sorry for your loss.R.I.P sweetie.until we meet again."

Laura & Tracy Green from Elgin , IL

"Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time. Prayers to your family and loved ones."

Pamela Stadler from Twin Lakes, WI

"Sue and Mike, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I grabbed my heart thinking about watching him and all of your kids grow up as I delivered mail to you. My fondest memories of him were his love for animals. He had such a tender heart. My prayers and deepest condolences are with all of you. I think of you all often with wonderful memories"

Peter and Amy Storm from Elburn , IL

"We were so sad to see the notice of Michael's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Belen Hood from St. Charles, IL

"I am so sorry for the passing of Michael. We are praying for you Susan &family."

Zoey Geske-Znalezniak from Hampshire IL, IL

"He was the best father ever. He did everything to make me happy. He would take me on walks and talk to me. When I talked to him would understand what I had to say because he understood how I felt. He was the best father ever. He will always and forever be in my heart. I love you and r.i.p daddy. <3"

Zoey Geske-Znalezniak from Burlington , IL

"Dad, I miss you more than words can explain. Even though we didn't really have a great relationship I still loved and cared about you. I so regret not answering your call when you called me a few days before you passed. I wish I could've talked to you one last time and I also wish I could've said goodbye. And now moms sick I already lost you I don't want to lose another parent. When I found out that you passed I was heart broken. We tried to help you but you didn't want help. But I love you<3 R.I.P. Daddy"

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