Obituary for Mike T. Koroluk
A Prayer Service for the late Mike Koroluk will be held on Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00pm from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00am also from the Family Centre. Interment will follow in Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan as gifts of remembrance.
Life Story for Mike T. Koroluk
KOROLUK - Mr. Mike T. Koroluk of Yorkton, formerly of Rhein entered eternal rest on July 28, 2017 at the age of 93 years.
Mike was born on the family homestead on February 19, 1924 to Theodore and Martha (Gnyp) Koroluk. Mike passed away surrounded by his family at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on July 28, 2017.
Mike attended the New Canadian School in the Rhein area for which he often reminisced about walking to school and still maintaining friendships with many that still resided in the Rhein area. Mike was also proud of his bicycle, for which he sold pelts from trapping so he could buy what he referred to as "one of a kind" bicycle with balloon tires.
As a young boy, Mike enjoyed trapping, hunting and playing ball. It was during a ball game that he met a young girl that he referred to as "the best short stop player ever". That girl turned out to be Nellie Wlasichuk. They courted for several years before they got married on November 9, 1947.
Mike began farming with his brother John where they worked together growing various crops while also raising livestock. That partnership lasted for many years.
Mike and Nellie resided at the family homestead where they welcomed their first born, Judy. They then moved to the RM of Sliding Hills where they built the family farm and extended the family to welcome Jerry, Adrian, Bradley and Candace.
Mike was a hard worker and he instilled those values in his children as they helped on the family farm. This included picking roots, stones and pitching hay bales or whatever else needed doing.
Mike and Nellie enjoyed their first "warm Holiday" to Hawaii which they enjoyed very much.
Mike served as a councillor for several years for the RM of Sliding Hills which included other committee projects. Picking mushrooms was something Mike thoroughly enjoyed as he seemed to know where all the good ones were. One of Mikes favorite past times was checking crops and roads, where quite often Mike and Nellie would jump in the truck and they would be off to see how the crops were coming along.
When John decided to retire, Jerry and Louise moved back to the farm where with Mike and Nellie they farmed together. This would lead to Mike and Nellie's semi-retirement and eventual move to Rhein.
Mike became involved in the community which included playing slow-pitch on a senior's ball team and attending the Golden Agers Senior Centre where he developed new friendships.
Mike cheered for the Toronto Blue Jays and enjoyed watching hockey and curling. Family was important to Mike, he was proud of them and never afraid to offer an opinion to his children. He loved the land that he worked, and in turn it rewarded his family with many successful years of farming.
When Nellie developed health problems in 1998, Mike took on the role as caregiver for which he devoted himself to the well being of his wife. Eventually they moved to the Bentley in Yorkton where they continued to live for 7 years.
Mike was very involved at the Bentley he played billiards and was known as the local "pool shark" that won many pool tournaments and games with family. He loved to read about current events and watch television. Mike always had a sense of humor, quite often the center of attention at family gatherings as he enjoyed being part of the entertainment!!!!
As Mike's health started to decline, he moved to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where he resided for the past 3 years.
Mike is predeceased by his sister's Annie Rapchuk, Mary Koroluk (died at infancy), Mary Andrusiak, Lena Derkatch, Effie Boehm; brothers Bill Koroluk, John Koroluk, Alex Koroluk , Nick Koroluk, Steve Koroluk (died at infancy).
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Nellie; Children: Judy (Don) Teniuk; Jerry (Louise) Koroluk; Adrian (Carleen) Koroluk; Bradley (Rhonda Rein) Koroluk; Candace (Derryl) Tendler;
Grandchildren/Great Grand-children: Jason (Pearl) Teniuk (Rhyse and Rylan Teniuk); Cory (Bonnie) Teniuk (Jordan and Austin Teniuk); Rachel (Dave) Binsfeld (Emma and Lyvia Binsfeld); Johnna (Ryan) Janzen; Jarett Koroluk ; Shantelle Koroluk (Andy Katzberg) (Kaeden Koroluk); Derek (Michelle) Koroluk (Felix and Ruby Koroluk); Tyler (Melissa) Koroluk; Tegan (Shamus) Lee; Noah and Mikaela Rein-Koroluk; Travis and Baylee (fiancé Garrett Byl) Tendler.
Prayers were held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and the Funeral Service on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Rod Luciuk of St. Mark's Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor, Michael Luciuk led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Rachel Binsfeld. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jason Teniuk, Cory Teniuk, Jarett Koroluk, Derek Koroluk, Tyler Koroluk and Travis Tendler serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Mike may be made to the Health Foundation as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com