Michael J Suyak

October 7th, 1976 to April 3rd, 2023

Michael James Suyak, age 46 of Chaska MN, formerly of Port Huron, MI, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Monday, April 3, 2023. Mike was born on October 7, 1976 in Garden City, MI to James and Carol (Hays) Suyak. He grew up in Port Huron MI, graduating from Port Huron High School in 1994. He went on to earn a B.A. from Walsh College in 2005, and a master’s degree in supply chain management from the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota in 2017.

Mike married Maren Lund on June 12, 2010, in Decorah, Iowa, and two daughters resulted, Emily Carol (b. 2012) and Elin Marie (b. 2014). Family always came first, and Mike often said how much he “loved his three girls.”

Mike had a variety of interests, but running was chief among them, completing marathons and half-marathons in Minneapolis, Duluth, Chicago, Detroit, and Key West, among others. He also completed several 150-mile MS bike rides to support Maren. Mike loved bringing people together, relishing the opportunity to entertain and cook for family and friends. He also loved spending time on the water, often spending time on the pontoon at the lake and time with his girls on Florida beaches, watching Cape Canaveral rocket launches. A Michigander until the end, Mike loved all things Michigan, including Better Made chips, coneys, and the maize and blue (though he added the Gophers and Vikings to his fandoms in later years).

Always the beacon to guide others, Mike’s bright red hair stood in stark contrast to his quiet and soft personality. Always doing what needed to be done, and doing whatever he could to help absolutely anyone, without hesitation and with an almost embarrassed humility.

Mike worked for Cargill from 1998 to 2022, beginning in St. Clair and later moving to Kansas and, subsequently, Minnesota. In early 2022, he began a new role as Director of Supply Chain Optimization for Morton Salt, where he worked remotely, often traveling to Morton’s Chicago office.

Mike is preceded in death by his mother, Carol Suyak. Mike is survived by his loving wife Maren; daughters, Emily and Elin; father, Jim Suyak of Jordan, MN; brother, Pat Suyak (and daughter, Lily) of Woodbury, MN, parents-in-law Mark and Sonya Lund of Chaska, MN; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, relatives, friends, and co-workers.

A memorial service will be held at Marysville Funeral Home, 1200 Michigan Ave, Marysville, MI 48040, on August 12, with visitation beginning at 12 PM and concluding with a short service beginning at approximately 1:30 PM. Afterwards, please join the family for a luncheon at the Junction Buoy, 1415 River Rd, Marysville, MI 48040.

No Upcoming Events

Document Actions