Michael C. Juza, age 75, of Hampshire, IL, passed away at home on March 12, 2021. He was born January 16, 1946 in Rice Lake, WI to his loving parents, Charles E. and Blanche Juza (née Matous).

Michael joined the United States Army in 1968, and served honorably until 1970.

Michael graduated from the DeVry Institute of Technology. He worked as an auto mechanic, and owned his own Shell station and auto repair business. Later, he became a rural mail carrier.

Michael loved fishing, growing things, and watching Nascar on television. And if he was presented with an engine of any kind that was not operational, he enjoyed tackling it until he could diagnose the problem.

Loved ones will remember him as the kindest, sweetest man. He also had a very dry sense of humor. Once, his wife, Carol, was telling him about an older customer at her work who was wearing a “Fox Trot” t-shirt. She was pretty sure that the gentleman, at his advanced age, could not have done the 10K or even the 5K, but possibly the 2 mile walk. She was just about to ask him about it when she saw that the shirt was from 2004. Without missing a beat, Michael said, “Maybe he just finished.”

Michael was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Carol Juza; children, Ryan Juza, Scott Juza, Julie (Andy Dogan) Warren, and Neal (Shawna) Warren; sister, Patricia Juza; and grandchildren, Brett Warren, Lacey Warren, and Alayna Dogan.

A memorial will be held from 2:00pm until funeral service at 4:00pm, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Michael Murschel will be officiating, and military honors will be presented.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

To access the memorial remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via Zoom.us (Meeting ID: 945 3374 8284, Password: 958851).

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Michael’s name to the Anderson Animal Shelter.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

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