Michael J. Pavelka, 50, Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, surrounded by family at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

Michael was born May 13, 1967, in Beaver Dam, the son of John and Nancy (Sturm) Pavelka. He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Beaver Dam Chapter of Special Touch Ministries, visiting several states with the organization. He enjoyed traveling with family and was known for always being the co-pilot on these adventures. He especially liked traveling to his “second home” in Oklahoma to be with his brother Bill. Michael was a member of Praise Assembly of God in Beaver Dam.

Michael is survived by his parents; brothers, Anthony of Beaver Dam and Bill (Amy) of Oklahoma; nieces, Natasha Martin and Samantha (special friend Gary Broadway) Pavelka; great-nieces, Jada and Camille Martin and Addilyn Pavelka; grandnephews, Aaron Broadway and Tristin Martin; and further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, friends and his Special Touch Ministries family.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Sylvia Pavelka; maternal and paternal grandparents; and other relatives.

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, at Praise Assembly of God, 119 W. Maple St., Beaver Dam, from noon until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Randy Carey officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam, is honored to be serving the family. Send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at cstonefs.com.