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Michael "Mick" Ostrowski
December 15, 1953 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Michael “Mick” L. Ostrowski, 69 of Cape Coral, FL, formerly of Kewanee, IL passed away on September 21, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mick was born December 15, 1953 in Kewanee, IL, he attended Saint Stanislaus school and graduated from Kewanee High School in 1972. He married Jean Mayberry in 1974 and they lived in Kewanee until they moved to Cape Coral, Florida in 2001. He retired from the government offices of Lee County, FL in 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Frances (Bergren) Ostrowski, his father-in-law, Bob Mayberry, and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean, his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Nikki of Rockford, IL, his daughter, Meghan Chasek of Geneseo, IL and his grandchildren; Delaney and Karis Ostrowski and Carson, Abby, and Randy Chasek, his siste,r Nancy Snyder of Missouri and his brother, Steve (Jodi) of Kincardine, ON Canada, his aunt, Beatrice Hintz of North Fort Myers, FL, his aunt, Connie Ostrowski of Kewanee, IL, his mother-in-law, Colleen Mayberry of Kewanee, IL, sisters-in-law; Noreen (Terry) Conley of Kewanee, IL, Anne (Rod) Young of Annawan, IL, Robin (Bill) Hembree of Severna Park, MD, Kathy (Raymond) McAfee of Springfield, IL and Lorie (Andy) Jackson of Kewanee, IL and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
When he moved to Cape Coral, FL he said he found his “piece of paradise”. Mick was proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed keeping up with their accomplishments. He was especially fond of following Northern Illinois University softball. He loved his yellow labs, Mango and Rummy. He enjoyed listening to music and attending live shows. He never missed a Chicago Cubs or Chicago Bears game, even since moving to Florida, and he cherished the Cubs 2016 World Series win. He enjoyed Notre Dame Football and his adopted Florida teams, the Tampa Rays and the Florida Gators.
Mick will be dearly missed by all whose lives he has touched. There is a song lyric that sums up Mick perfectly, “Some of its magic and some of it’s tragic but, I had a good life all the way” – Jimmy Buffett.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There are no services at this time, a private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice Cape Coral, Florida at morehope.org, St. Jude Children’s Hospital at stjude.org, or the V Foundation at donate.v.org.