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Charles Lee Michna, 38, of Eustis, FL, formerly of Racine WI died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Aug 7, 2016. While his life ended too soon, Chuck certainly lived and loved life to the fullest with his wife, best friend and partner Alexa.

Born May 31, 1978 in Cudahy, Wis., Chuck was the son of Charles and Valerie (White) Michna, Godson of Colleen Goetsch and Gerald White Jr. An enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, there was no shortage of laughter, fun and antics for the Michna family ever since joined. He had an infectious smile, sharp wit and made friends everywhere. Chuck always got into trouble with his sisters while growing up. He had a great passion for the outdoors from visiting his beloved grandparents in northern Wisconsin.

He graduated from Williams Horlick High School in 1996, opened his own gym and worked in construction. Chuck took his big personality and work ethic on the road, running door-to-door sales teams throughout the country including Missouri, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Idaho and Florida. It was at work where Chuck met the love of his life, Alexa (Pizzini) Michna. While it took a few years to win her over, the two married Sept 6, 2014 on the shores of Lake Superior in Red Cliff, WI.

Alexa, Chuck, and their dogs Artemis and Gorbachov were partners in everything. They ran a successful sales company and recently invested in real estate. Chuck complimented Lexie perfectly, and brought out the best in her and everyone around him. It was almost their two-year anniversary. While they worked hard, we all know they lived for their epic pool parties, grilled pizzas and traveling the world from salmon fishing in Alaska to European river cruises to Atlantic City to Antiqua to adventures with family “up North.”  Chuck will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He had an exceptionally charismatic personality, and a devilish smile which you would never forget.

Funeral Details For Chuck Michna

He is survived by his wife Alexa; sisters, Irena (Scott) Legue and children, Mitchell and Sidney; Michele Michna (Tim Harms) and children, Ryan, Wieland & Benjamin; and brother, Bryson Michna. Grandparents Gerald White of Odanah WI and Irene Michna of Racine WI. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and many friends. Chuck was preceded in death by two very special grandparents Frank C. Michna and his grandma Marge who he truly adored.

Viewing and Service will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday August 18 at Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory, 3915 Douglas Ave. Celebration of Life to follow at the Moose Lodge, 5530 Middle Rd.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.