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Michael Aaron Schroka, 36, of Lake Ann, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. He was born on Jan. 13, 1981 in Dearborn the son of Douglass Thomas and Patricia Mary (Derbacz) Schroka.
Michael graduated from Garden City High School in 1999. He then attended Saginaw Valley State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in business.
He met the love of his life, Tonya, on May 25, 2006. They were married on Nov. 24, 2007 and moved to Lake Ann in 2009.
In 2010 he took a position as an account manager with American Fidelity Assurance Company. Michael worked hard and worked his way to his recent position of district manager overseeing three states.
He was a member of the TKE Fraternity at Saginaw Valley State University.
Michael's first love was spending time with his family. He loved his children and was a devoted father and husband. He enjoyed cooking, golf, football, especially the Patriots, and other sports.
Michael is survived by his wife, Tonya (Ziolkowski) Schroka; 9-year-old daughter, Gabriella; 7-year-old triplets, Stella, Shaelyn and Landry, all of Lake Ann; parents, Douglass and Patricia Schroka, of Garden City; brother, Matthew (Tracy) Schroka, of California; childhood friend who is like a brother, Mark Harley; mother-in-law, Brenda Smith; father-in-law, Bruce Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Melisa (Ian) Bertram; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at Lake Ann United Methodist Church. Visitation will start at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Michael's Place, Traverse City.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
"It's the little things."
Published on December 21, 2017
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