Michael Biernat (age 75)
November 5, 2021

Michael Gregory Biernat passed away Friday, November 5th, 2021 (age 75). He was known for his gentle nature, dapper style, and inquisitive spirit. He was a lifelong learner, inspiring many by graduating from Wayne State University at the age of 71, with a degree in Political Science. He was a devoted student of Italian, Karate, and Constitutional Law. No matter what topic he was learning, he forged deep friendships with those who studied alongside him. As a Craftsman, he spent many years in Historic Home Renovation on the east-side of Detroit. He was famous for being a tinkerer, for his love of the process over speed, and for the joy he took in understanding exactly how things worked. He believed that everyone should have two careers: one for the mind and one for the hands. His own life was a beautiful expression of that philosophy. He was often found in his driveway singing while working, making jokes with those who dropped by, or working on a project for a person he loved. He will forever remain in the hearts of his friends and family.

He is survived by Marcia Jane Biernat, his wife of 53 years, the true love of his life, three sons Scott, Jay, and Eric; two daughters Amie and Brooke; his brothers Jim and Terry Biernat; sister Beverly Getz, as well as eleven grandchildren.  Michael will be joining his brothers Roger, Gary, and Greg who passed before him.

Sunday November 14, 2021 from 2 – 8 PM

Jurkiewicz & Wilk Funeral Home (map)
2396 Caniff
Hamtramck MI 48212

Private Burial

Mount Olivet Cemetery (map)
17100 Van Dyke
Detroit MI 48234