- March 24, 1973 - August 7, 2012
- Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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“Mike was a polite and happy learner. He was always a positive student and a pleasure to be around.
Our Sympathy to all....
Pete and Deb Holmlund
1 of 24 | Posted by: Pete and Deb Holmlund - WI
“My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Mike's boys, family and friends.
I knew Mike very little, but well enough to know that his smile lit up...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Angie Gibbs-Thomas - Eau Claire , WI
“My heart goes out to you all. I remember Mike as being extremely kind hearted and abundantly happy. A great guy. I'm so sorry for your loss.
3 of 24 | Posted by: Tony Smith - Minneapolis, MN
“Todd and Family,
I heard the news about you brother and family member and was shocked. I remembered the days swimming at Travis gordons....Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: jennifer (Cassellius) Lagerstrom - WI
“My heart goes out to everyone who was touched by Mike. After hearing of his loss I immediatly remember that smile as it seems so many others have. ...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Michelle Benson - Elk Mound, WI
“To the Danovsky Famil. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I hope he continues dancing through heaven! I will never forget him or his briliant...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Southworth - Bloomer, WI
“I was the receptionist at RCU (Moholt branch) and Mike would come in with a bounce in his step and whistling. He would stop at the desk and always...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Leesie Goss - Eau Claire, WI
“To Mike's family,
My heart aches for all of you l at this time of loss. Mike will always be remembered fondly by all who were fortunate enough to...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Julie Dummer-Babbitt - Mosinee, WI
“Mike, I hope everything that brought you joy in this life was waiting for you in heaven including your Harley and endless highways to ride it on. I...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Angie Pederson-Beck - Eau Claire, WI
“We are so sorry for your loss.
11 of 24 | Posted by: Randy & Mindy Nelson - Boyceville, WI
“My heart goes out to Mike's family, especially Jace and Drake. Everytime I saw him with those two boys I could see how they idolized him and how...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Michelle Main - Bloomer, WI
“My sincere condolences to the Danovsky family at this time of great sorrow. May you find comfort in the great times and memories you have of Mike....Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Ranae and Abbie Aasen - hudson, WI
“Such a tragic loss, we are at a loss for words. Prayers for the Danovsky family at this very difficult time.
Gene & Kathy Pierzina and sons, Nick...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Gene & Kathy Pierzina - Osseo, WI
“This morning Jace wanted to go to Ma's Kitchen and have breakfast like he use to do with them. We sat in the corner booth, where he always sat. ...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Susan Danovsky - Eau Claire, WI
“To the family of Michael Danovsky, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our love and prayers for all of you. We will be thinking about you.
16 of 24 | Posted by: Jack and Doris Danovsky - MS
“Todd and family,
Todd I don't even know you remember me but we both worked at the DC together. I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Marcie Hop - Sheboygan, WI
“Love and prayers to family and friends. You were loved and loved so many in return.
18 of 24 | Posted by: Stacy - Spring Valley, WI
“On behalf of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Michael T. Danovsky.
Craig...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Craig Corn
“Rest in peace. Though I don't know you personally, we were in the Wolf River area for rafting two days after you went missing. And we have learned...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Matt Ergun - Chicago, IL
“Tom, Sharon, Todd and Ashley
So sorry for your huge loss. Mike will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Nancy...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Bryan - Menomonie, WI
“Tom, Sharon, Todd, Ashley, Family and Friends, of Mike,
We send our deepest heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Son, Brother, Father, Friend. We...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Jim & Kim Andrews Goss ( Burton) - WI
“MIke you we always there to lend a helping hand and you were one of the most cherished friends anyone could ask for. I still remember the day we met...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Pam & Chris Carnes - Eau Claire, WI
“Rest is peace Mike, it was great to work with you and see you out and about, seemed like whenever you were in the Chippewa area I would run into you,...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Yohnk - Chippewa, WI
Michael T. Danovsky
Michael T. Danovsky, age 39, of Eau Claire, WI died Tuesday August 7, 2012 following a rafting accident near Shawano, WI.
He was born March 24, 1973 in Eau Claire, WI to Thomas and Sharon (Dresser) Danovsky. Mike was raised in the Boyceville area and graduated from Boyceville High School in 1992.
After graduation, Mike worked at Chippewa Concrete, beginning as an apprentice, then as a laborer and was presently working as a finisher.
Mike was a fun loving guy and would whistle as he worked. He enjoyed singing to the radio, often changing the words. He also enjoyed going smelting every April. He loved his boys "the little rats" as well as Austin and Dayne, referred to as "Bud". Mikes most enjoyable pastime was riding cycle, racking up many miles going to Bike Week and to many other parts of the country.
Mike is survived by his two sons, Jace Danovsky and Drake Danovsky; mother of his children Susan Danovsky; two step-sons, Dayne Novak and Austin Novak; his parents, Tom and Sharon Danovsky; a twin brother, Todd (Sandy) Danovsky (niece Brooklynn Danovsky, nephew Bailey Danovsky); a sister Ashley (Keith) Krueger (nieces, Kaitlin and Paige Krueger); his grandmother, Lila Dresser; best friend, Brenda Carpenter and her son Ryan Carpenter; special friends, Tina, Brandon and William; he is also survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Emil and Margaret Danovsky and Sumner C. Dresser.
There will be a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, with Pastor Brad Peterson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Following the service there will be a Celebration of Life at the Fox Hole (Veterans Center, north of Menomonie just off Highway 25)