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10/21/2017 7:30:00 AM
Michael Allen Vlahakis

Mike Vlahakis lost his battle with cancer on Friday, October 13, 2017. He was born in Rhinelander on Tuesday, April 2, 1940 to Peter and Verna Vlahakis. He attended schools in Rhinelander, graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1958. He attended college in River Falls and Eau Claire.

He married Patricia (Pat Ek) on May 29, 1965. He is survived by his wife; Pat, his daughter; Michelle (Paul) Venzke and his two grandsons; Caleb and Noah of Tomahawk and his sister; Lana Vlahakis of Huntley, Illinois.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, father, and his brother; Bob.

His life work was owning and operating the Rhinelander Café and Pub until 2005.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising German Short Haired Pointers. Celebrating holidays and spending time with his family were important to him.

A private family service was held.

Memorials in his honor may be given to Ducks Unlimited.

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts. Everyone is invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at www.hildebrandrussfh.com





Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017
Article comment by: Jack Johnson

Lana and family,
Sorry to hear of Mikes passing. My condolences to you and his family..


Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017
Article comment by: Dewaine Olson

Was sorry to read about Mike's passing. He was a classmate of mine. My best to his family in this moment and future.

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Article comment by: Lew and Jackie BERLYN

Sorry to hear about Mike.
Our thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family.
we always enjoyed going to
Pub

Lew and Jackie


Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017
Article comment by: Lynn Kielhold

Our hearts and prayers are with you, Pat, Michelle, Lana and family. Mike was a wonderful guy and left many friends. We are in Florida now and thinking of you often along with our parents who spent time here
Mike has got a welcoming from his family and friends who are in our thoughts often.
God is with you all!
Lana, Harry and Sue Anderle also live in Huntley on the golf course there.


Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Article comment by: Shirley Perlberg

Patti and family
Our sincere condolences to all. Prayers are with you. He was quite the guy! Was a pleasure to know him for so many years! Peace be forever with him!




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