Stelmach, Michael J. Sr. 52, owner of Universal Martial Arts died (Saturday), Aug. 18, 2007 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Stelmach, son of the late Bruno and Lorraine Stelmach. He was a member of the Rakkasans Jiu-juitsu Ryu Martial Arts Club where he studied under Sensei William Keily. Mike is survived by his wife, Winona ‘Nona’ Stelmach nee Dunn; his son, Michael Stelmach Jr.; one brother, Gary Stelmach (Patricia); two sisters, Joann McDonald and Pam Bennett (Alfred); parents-in-law Tom and Estelle Dunn; brother-in-law, Tommy Dunn; sister-in-law, Starr Hinton; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many dear friends.
Services:Family will accept visitors 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at J.B. SMITH Funeral Home, Fenton. Memorial donations to an organization of the donor’s choice. Arrangements by MIDLAWN Funeral Home, Union.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2007
Posted in memory of Sensei Stelmach, for without whom I might still be retired from teaching.