The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Micek, Albert J.
Albert J. Micek - Pueblo Chieftain - December 24, 1997 - Albert J. Micek passed away Dec. 20, 1997, in Albuquerque, N.M. He was born in Ideal Coal Camp on March 10, 1913, the ninth of 11 children to Valentine and Josephine Micek who had immigrated from Czechoslovakia. In 1938, Albert met and married Johanna Fink. He was a talented mechanic and meticulous carpenter, but his greatest love was working cattle. When he was up on a horse, he seemed to own the world. Over the next 50 years, Albert and Johanna raised anything and everything: turkeys, goats, chickens, cattle, hay, oats, to transform the four room rock house into a home and thriving cattle ranching operation and to raise the only crop that ever paid off: kids. Albert adored his children. One of the most devastating tragedies of his life was the untimely death of his dear son, Lonnie, in a 1962 construction accident. In 1970, at age 77, Albert decided to fold up the cattle business. In his later years, Albert took up his longtime hobbies, pool and music. Albert was a gentle father, a playful grandfather, a generous friend, a honest and wise businessman, and a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. He is survived by his wife, Johanna- four children, Alberta (Dallas) Priest, Leonard (Laura) Micek, Regina (Daniel) Gleason, and Mary Jo (David) Tesitor- 14 grandchildren- six great-grandchildren- his two surviving sisters, Bessie Eccher and Agnes Zubal- and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walsenburg. The rosary will be prayed Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at 3:30 p.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 4 p.m. A reception will follow at Mazzone Hall. Burial will be on Saturday. A final farewell prayer will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Church followed by burial at Micek Ranch. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary Church.

Micek, Alene Mae
Alene Mae Micek - Huerfano World – April 6, 2006 – Alene Mae Micek, 91, of Castle Rock, passed away Monday, April 3, 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Micek and her daughter, Shirley Gilas. Alene is survived by her daughter, Frances Reis; sons, Frank (Leona) Micek, and Richard Micek; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with inurnment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of Roselawn Funeral Home, 1706 Roselawn Road, Pueblo, CO 81006, in Mrs. Micek's name.

Micek, Frank
Frank Micek - Pueblo Chieftain - February 03, 1986 - Frank Micek, 78, life-long Colorado resident, passed away Feb. 1, 1986. He was the husband of Alene Micek, who survives. Father of Shirley Gilas, Frances (Michael) Reis, Frank (Leona) Micek Jr., and Richard (Kathleen) Micek. Brother of Albert Micek, Bessie Eccher, and Agnes Zubal. Also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Father-in-law of Garnet Micek. Close friend of Robert Naglich. Brother-in-law of Pauline Micek. Numerous nieces and nephews are also survivors. After farming in Huerfano County for many years, Mr. Micek was employed by the University of Southern Colorado, retiring in 1975. Services will be at Christ the King Church: recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, either directly or through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 1810 Iroquois.

Micek, Lonnie J.
Lonnie J. Micek - Pueblo Chieftain - August 28, 1962 - Requiem High Mass will be said at 9 a.m. today at St. Mary Church for Lonnie J. Micek, 19, who died Friday at Loveland from injuries suffered in a two-truck collision on a road construction job. Interment will be in South St. Mary Cemetery. Micek was born, Feb. 16, 1943, in Walsenburg and attended St. Mary Catholic schools. He was graduated from high school in 1959. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Micek, Pryor; three sisters, Regina and Mary Jo Micek, of the family home, and Mrs. Dallas Priest, Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Leonard Micek, of the family home, and his grandmother, Mrs. Johanna Fink, Walsenburg. Furphy Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Micek, Robert Raymond
Robert Raymond Micek - Huerfano World - January 24, 2002 - Robert Raymond Micek, Sr., 74, of Filer, ID, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1927 in Del Carbon, the son of Robert and Edith Micek. Throughout his life, he was close to his step-father, Lloyd Hamilton. He joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and married Betti Cline, There were five children born to this union. They were later divorced and he married Keri Myers, who had three children. Mr. Micek worked as an electrician all his life. He worked in Lodi, CA, the Panama Canal Zone, Anaconda, MT, and in Burlington, WA. After he retired, he and his wife Keri took a year in the fifth wheel and traveled the United States, then settled in Puyallup, WA. After his wife's death, he moved to Filer, ID, to live with his daughter Sheri. Mr. Micek was a lifelong member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge #254 and was a member of the LDS Church. He is survived by seven children, Bob (Judy) Micek and Jim Micek, both of Old Town, ID, Sheri (Clint) Blackwood, of Filer, ID, Tom (Shenna) Micek, of Stafford, VA, Mark (Jane) Myers, of Seattle, WA, Steve (Suzy) Myers, of Enumclaw, WA, and Carol (Donna) Patterson, of Bremerton, WA; 26 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and a daughter, Betsy Buhl. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002 at the Filer LDS Stake Center. Private inurnment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Cremation was under the direction of White Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to Boy Scout Pack #172, c/o Filer Ward LDS Church, Filer, ID, 83328.

Miceli, Paul Anthony
Paul Anthony Miceli - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 2006 - Paul Anthony Miceli, 69, passed away Jan. 3, 2006. Survived by his loving wife, Bernice Miceli; children, Shelley (Brian) Billings of Pueblo, Gary (Jenny) Miceli of Pueblo West, Tina (Mark) Carrillo of Broomfield, Kris (Brenda) Miceli of Pueblo West, Alan (Wendy) Miceli of Salt Lake City, Utah, Eric Miceli of Pueblo West; brother, Frank (Rosella) Miceli of Florida; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jenny Miceli; brother, Andrew Miceli. Paul was born June 24, 1936, in Detroit, Mich. Paul was a partner in a family-owned business in Fraser, Mich., with his brother, Frank. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and loved to do tricks and tell jokes. He was a very generous and giving person. He retired from Safeway in 1999. Paul was a member of Our Lady of the Meadows, Our Lady of the Lourdes in Beulah, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Pueblo West, Eagles 145 and USBC. The family will greet friends and relatives from noon to the service time. Rosary, 6 p.m. Friday, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, Our Lady of the Meadows, 23 Starling Drive, with the Rev. Father Kevin Novack as celebrant. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow from 1 to 4 p.m. at American Legion Pueblo Post No. 2, West and Ninth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House or a church of choice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.

Michael, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Michael - Colorado Springs Gazette - June 28, 1990 - Margaret E. Michael, 94, of Colorado Springs died Tuesday. Prior to becoming a homemaker, she was a professional musician. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, by the Rev. Milton Adamson at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2026 W. Colorado Ave. Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave., is handing the arrangements. Mrs. Michael was born March 25, 1896, in Kasota, Minn. After graduating from high school in Stanley, Wis., she attended McPhail Music School in Minneapolis, and became a soloist and choir director. In 1921, she married Frank Michael and moved to Luverne, Minn. He preceded her in death in 1962. Mrs. Michael moved to Colorado Springs in 1978. Mrs. Michael is survived by two daughters, Frances Folsom of Colorado Springs and Helen Stageberg of Minneapolis; a son, John Michael of Pueblo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Michaels, Ira L.
Ira L. Michaels - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Ira L. Michaels, 92, passed away Feb. 6, 2005. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Michaels. Survived by his son, Jim (Catherine) Michaels of Brier, Wash.; grandchildren, Kevin Michaels, Seattle, Wash., Mark (Sue) Michaels, Camano Island, Wash., and Donna Michaels, Seattle, Wash. He also is survived by three great-grandchildren. Ira retired from the Rio Grande Railroad and was a member of the Rye Home United Methodist Church and Silver State Lodge No. 95, AF&AM. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, at T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Michaels, Lois Ruth
Lois Ruth Michaels - The Downey Eagle Newspaper – February 20, 1998 - Lois Ruth Michaels mourned by many here – Salinas, CA - Lois Ruth Michaels, a former longtime school supervisor for the Los Angeles School District and a former longtime resident of Downey, CA, died Feb. 12 in Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. She was 85, born Nov. 12, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, and had lived in Salinas since 1996. She was formerly of Downey, taught in public and private schools, and owned a co-ed summer camp from 1949 to 1959, called Bass Lake Sierra Camp in the Sierra Mountains. She was active as a Downey Newcomer and was president pro tem from 1986-87. She joined the Woman's Club, the Republican Women's Club, and was a past president of the Emblem Club in 1988-89. She was also active in Meals on Wheels, the Junior Blind, the PTA-HELPS program, Villa Elena Convalescent Hospital, Home Xmas Party, Brentwood Veterans Administration Christmas Parties, Downey Local Scholarship Funds, Supreme Disaster Funds, Campfire Girls and Boys, the Downey Elks Handicapped Kids, was active in helping send handicapped children to camp, Red Cross Assistance, was a 50-year member of the Downey Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and contributed more than 50 years of community service. She was a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Education. Survivors include her son, Robert B. Butterfield of Pacific Grove; a niece, Lois Calman of San Diego; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her late husband, George Michaels in 1995. Memorial services are pending at the Little Chapel by the Sea. Arrangements are by the Paul Mortuary of Pacific Grove. The family suggests memorials in her memory to the donor's favorite charity.

Michaels, Marie H.
Marie H. Michaels – Pueblo Chieftain - November 4, 1989 – Marie H. Michaels, resident of the Rye Community for over 40 years, was born in Topeka, Kan., Dec. 23, 1906, and died in Pueblo, Nov. 2, 1989. Until her retirement in 1971, she was manager-treasurer for the San Isabel Credit Union. A former 'Harvey Girl,' she was a member of the Home United Methodist Church of Rye where she had been treasurer for many years, the first treasurer of Pueblo Chapter of Credit Unions and member of the Order of eastern Star No. 7. Wife of Ira L. Michaels of the family home. Mother of James I. (Catherine) Michaels of Freeland, Wash. Grandmother of Kevin (Keelie) Michaels of Simi Valley, Calif., and Mark (Sue) Michaels of Reseda, Calif. Sister of Hazel Forsythe of Norwalk, Calif. Services at 2 p.m. Monday, T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Imperial gardens. Respects may be paid at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to Home United Methodists Church, Rye. Colo.

Micheli, Amelia
Amelia "Kelly" Micheli - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2003 - Amelia "Kelly" Micheli, 86, was born in Mancos, CO. on March 31, 1917 and departed this earth on Feb. 14, 2003. Her husband, James C. and beloved twins, Berna Jean and Bernard James, preceded her in death. Kelly is survived by her loving children, Elaine Wilson,, Dennis (Pat) Micheli, Gary (Karen) Micheli, all of Pueblo, and Roberta (Kenneth) Krier of Walsenburg; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Kelly was employed as a LPN for twenty-six years with Huerfano County Hospital and Medical Center (1963- 1989). She loved her privacy and reading books on the family home's front porch. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Please make donations to Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home. Private services have been entrusted to the care of Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.

Micheli, Robert C.
Robert C. Micheli - Pueblo Chieftain - March 10, 1987 - Robert C. Micheli, 58, formerly of Pueblo, died March 6, 1987, in Houston, Texas. At the time of his death he was a senior vice president of Commonwealth Savings Association in Houston. A native of Colorado, he was a senior vice president at Columbia Savings in Denver for many years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Survived by wife, Joann Micheli, Houston; daughters, Robin Gail Micheli, New York, Lisa Marie Micheli, Denver, Allison Ann Micheli, Pueblo; and brother, Alphonse Micheli, Foster City, Calif. Donations may be made to the New Age Hospice, 6205 Almeda, Houston, Texas, 77021. Memorial Service 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Moore Church, 8035 S. Quebec, Littleton, Colo.

Michelli, Pierina Carmella
Pierina Carmella Michelli - Huerfano World - April 16, 1998 - Pierina Carmella Michelli, 88, of Walsenburg, died July 8, 1998. Born Feb. 18, 1910, in Hastings, she moved with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ruffini to Walsenburg in 1922. On June 5, 1938 she married Silvio A. Michelli. The couple operated Ruffini Grocery for over 30 years. She is survived by her husband, Silvio, Walsenburg; a daughter, Charlene Radach, El Paso, TX; a son, Tom Michelli, El Cajon, CA; and two grandchildren. Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Church. Mrs. Michelli was cremated and was buried in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Michelli, Silvio A.
Silvio A. Michelli - Huerfano World - August 10, 2000 - Silvio A. Michelli, 89, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 in Trinidad State Nursing Home, where he had been a resident since July 14, 1998. Mr. Michelli was born on Mar. 31, 1911 in Ludlow to the late David and Amelia Valentine Michelli. He married Pierina Carmella Ruffini on June 15, 1938 and the couple owned and operated The Ruffini Grocery Store for over 30 years. Mr. Michelli was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Michelli is survived by two children, Charlene (Mike) Radach, El Paso, TX, and Tom (Joyce) Michelli, El Cajon, CA; two grandchildren, David and Scott Michelli, El Cajon; two sisters, Mary Jo Theriault, Lake wood, CA, and Katherine Zamboni, Paramount, CA; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Pierina on July 8, 1998. Graveside committal service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 in the North St. Mary Cemetery with Deacon John Luginbill officiating. Cremation. Almont Crematory, Pueblo.

Mickelson, Ellen H.
Ellen H. Mickelson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1986 - Ellen H. Mickelson, late of Colorado City, died Aug. 30, 1986, at a local hospital. Dearly missed by Lorraine, Jack, Don, and Mark Dobbratz. Survived by her daughters, Lorraine, Marilyn, and Joyce. Member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Pueblo. Born Dec. 21, 1903, in Chicago, Ill. She spent 18 years with her daughter in Illinois and Florida, and the past six years in Colorado City. Preceded in death by her first husband, George F. Metzger, in 1956, and her second husband, Harry Mickelson, in 1967. At her request, cremation, Davis-Wallin Crematorium.

Mickelson, Keith Odell
Keith Odell Mickelson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 20, 2006 - Keith Odell Mickelson, 46, born Feb. 29, 1960, in Orlando, Fla., passed away June 17, 2006, in Pueblo. Survived by his parents, Betty and Mike Mickelson of Pueblo West; two sons, BK and Dustin of Pueblo; and sister, Debra O'Neil of Maryland. Cremation, with no viewing or service.

Mickelson, M. Patricia
M. Patricia "Patty" Mickelson - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2006 - M. Patricia "Patty" Mickelson, born March 22, 1922, passed away Dec. 1, 2005. Celebration of life memorial service, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West Fellowship Hall, 434 S. Conquistador Ave. Friends are invited to share a brief remembrance or experience.

Micklich, Harry Jr.
Harry Micklich Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1944 - Harry Micklich Jr. services T.G. McCarthy chapel Tuesday 9:30 a.m. St. Francis Xavier church 10, To Valhalla.

Miczak, Richard
Richard Miczak - Pueblo Chieftain - June 04, 2000 - Richard Miczak, 57, June 1, 2000. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Middelkamp, Clara Lee
Clara Lee Middelkamp - Pueblo Chieftain - March 01, 2002 - Clara Lee Middelkamp, 89, born Nov. 22, 1912, passed away Feb. 16, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Middelkamp; and daughter, Clara Lee Rogers. She is survived by a daughter, Eleanor Gale; grandchildren, Carol (Mario Gernazio) Tekavec, Robin (Dick Clapper) Cope, Bob (Joyce) Cope, Lee Cox, Fritz Gale, Eric Gale, Adele Gale, Brett Gale; six great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Clara Lee was born in Greenville, Texas, later moving to Colorado, where she attended Central High School and Colorado College. She was a gifted artist with a great sense of humor and lots of energy. In the 1970s, she and her husband, Bob, had an art show in Denver featuring the original Egyptian-style rock artworks. She enjoyed traveling, games of all kinds, sewing and doll making, nature and bingo. In 2000, she placed in the Colorado State Fair Silver Queen contest. She will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at 3 p.m. A reception in the church hall will follow. Memorials may be made to the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo through T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home office.

Middelkamp, Harry H. Jr.
Harry H. Middelkamp Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 04, 2004 - Harry H. Middelkamp Jr., 83, was born on April 19, 1921, in Denver, Colo., and died on May 2, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry Sr. and Florence (Conn) Middelkamp; wife, Madge (Crews) Middelkamp; and his son, Harry H. Middelkamp III. Survived by his wife, Ann (Hurd) Middelkamp; son, Floyd Crews (Carolyn) Middelkamp of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Debbie (Mike) Porter of Denver; brother, Allyn (Diane) Middelkamp of Pueblo; stepchildren, Grant (Ellyn) Koury of Beulah, Shawn Antonioni of Pueblo and Michelle (Dave) Adcox of Sterling, Colo.; grandchildren, Mike (Ginger) Middelkamp and Rod Middelkamp, all of California, Kristi, Doug, Cindy and Gary Middelkamp, all of Arizona, Steve (Jill) Brock, Brian Brock, Jamie Porter, Justin Jones, Jackie Rudder, Alexandra Antonioni, Nathan and Kyla Koury and Stacy Looker; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In WWII, Harry was in the U.S. Army and wounded in basic training which separated him from his unit. Harry went on to teach Army courses in military law, payroll and accounting at the Central Pacific Base Command Administration School in Honolulu. He was appointed secretary to General Staff Office at Fort Schafter, Honolulu. Harry was appointed an aide to Gen. Robert Richardson. And he was a previous county assessor, had his own accounting practice, real estate, part of Middelkamp Insurance and was an officer in the Colorado Life Underwriters Association. He worked in New York for the Metropolitan Life Insurance & Washington National. A previous member of Pueblo Country Club, Million Dollar Club in Insurance, former board member of Colorado Boy's Ranch of La Junta, former Boy Scout assistant leader and prior member of many other organizations. His education included Central High and St. Patrick's schools, Southern Colorado State College, University of Colorado and University of Hawaii. Harry's main loves were his St. Jude Chapel, his Beulah yard, and his two German Shepard dogs that passed away within the last two years. Harry will lie in state at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy, with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make a memorial to Harry's favorite charity, the Colorado Boy's Ranch, through the funeral home. The family may be contacted at 4745 Eagleridge Circle in Pueblo.

Middelkamp, Marguerite B.
Marguerite B. Middelkamp - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2001 - Marguerite B. Middelkamp passed away April 7, 2001. Survived by her daughter, Jean (Ron D.D.S.) Moreschini of Pueblo; grandchildren, Richard (Laura) Moreschini D.D.S. of Pueblo, Richard Stowers of McAlester, Okla., Marion Stowers M.D. of Little Rock, Ark., Sam Stowers of Boston, Mass., Becky Stowers of Hot Springs, Ark., and Suzzy Bradford of Aurora, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Charlie Moreschini, Jessie Moreschini, William Moreschini, David Stowers, Patty Jean Stowers and Christopher Stowers. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard B. Middelkamp in 1963; and her daughter, Patricia Stowers in 1978. Marguerite was born to Lottie (nee Donlon) Holden in La Junta, Colo. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. There will be no viewing. Private graveside services will be held. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Church.

Middelkamp, Robert L.
Robert L. Middelkamp - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1980 - Robert L. Middelkamp, longtime resident of Pueblo and late of Wetmore, passed away Sunday. Dec. 21, 1980, at St. Joseph Hospital, Florence, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara Lee Middelkamp of the family home, and two daughters, Mrs. Clara Lee Rogers, Pueblo, and Mrs. Eleanor Gale, Fort Collins. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Frederick Scott Gale, Adele Katrina Gale and Aaron Brett Gale, Fort Collin, and Caroline Dianne Tekavec, Robin Lee Cope, Robert Curtis Cope and Lee Ellis Cox, Pueblo, and one great-grandson, Tyrone Maximilian Tekavec, Pueblo. He was born Dec. 22, 1907, in Pueblo and was a prominent businessman in Pueblo, having operated the Middelkamp Insurance and Real Estate Agency and was co-owner of the Bon Durant Building before his retirement 17 years ago. A private family graveside service was held today at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Hupp officiating. Please omit gifts of flowers and food at family request.

Middleton, Ruth Dale
Ruth Dale Duncan Middleton - Pueblo Chieftain - November 09, 2000 - Ruth Dale Duncan Middleton, 100, passed away Nov. 7, 2000. She was born March 22, 1900, in Saline County, Kan., on a farm near the towns of Salina and Gypsum, Kan. Her parents homesteaded the last quarter section of land in Kansas under the Homestead Act in 1902 and Ruth lived there with her family until she came to Burlington, Colo., to teach music and physical education in 1924. In 1926, she married Carl G. Duncan, a teacher and administrator. To them were born four children, three of whom survive Ruth: JoAnn (Bud) Kincaide of Long View, Texas, Carl (Joan) Duncan of Littleton, Colo., and Earl (Betty) Duncan of Longmont, Colo. Carl G. Duncan preceded her in death in 1974. Ruth was also preceded in death by her daughter, Lois Collins, and sister, Eleanor O'Dell. In 1981, she was married to Donald S. Middleton, who preceded Ruth in death on March 21, 1995. Ruth is survived by her step-daughters, Roberta Jean (Henry) Hanna of Cloquet, Minn., Mary (Kenneth) Ray of Arvada, Colo., Linda (Alan) Thompson of Waukesha, Wis., and Betsy Towell of Brookfield, Wis. Other survivors include her sister, Eula Hoover of Pueblo; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Before coming to Colorado, she taught five years in elementary schools in Kansas, two years at Burlington, Colo., and 24 years in Pueblo County District No. 70 at Avondale, Colo., serving as elementary principal of the Avondale School for 13 years. Other activities include past president of the American Legion Auxiliaries of Cortez, Colo., and of Oak Creek, Colo., past president of Federated Women's Clubs in both Cortez and Oak Creek. Member of No. 132 Wild Rose Chapter of O.E.S. for more than 50 years, present member of P.E.O. Chapter BT and past president of the Monday Music Club. Mrs. Middleton was an accomplished musician. She served as the organist for various churches in Colorado Springs from 1965 to 1973. More recently she served as organist for 50 years at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pueblo. She will lie in state at the funeral home Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, with Rev. Pat Hurley officiating. Those who desire, may make memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church or to a charity of choice through the funeral home.

Miera, Alfonso N.
Alfonso N. Miera - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 2001 - Alfonso N. Miera, 87, passed away April 21, 2001. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Corina V. Miera, Sept. 5, 1998; and son, Fermin Miera. Survived by children, Alfonso Jr., Albert, Felix, Eleanor, Jesse, Linda, Carmen, Manuel and Lawrence; his extended family, Milton, Elmer, Miguel, Frank, Nora, Elmira, Rose, Bea, Norma, Sandra, Bev and Ron. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Alfonso was a member of St. Patrick Church. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Rosary, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Patrick Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and relatives at the family home.

Miera, Luis G.
Luis G. Miera Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - October 25, 2002 - Luis G. Miera Sr., 85, born Feb. 14, 1917, to the union of Jose Manuel and Celia (Cardenas) Miera, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2002. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Nellie (Resendez) Miera; his parents; and siblings, Simonita Trujillo, Lydia Miera, Eli, Jake, Fred and Luis Jose Miera. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Manuel (Pat Ausbun) Miera, Mercedes (Gene) Lopez, Luis (Irene) Miera Jr., Theresa Padilla, Pete (Liz) Miera, Christina Sanchez, Carlos (Diane) Miera and Ramon Miera; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Tony Miera; sisters, Juanita Nordin, Amelia Salazar, Dolores Gutierrez; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Luis retired from the U.S. Postal service in 1982 and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. His passion in life was gardening and taking care of the beautiful flowers he grew. Visitation, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery with honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Grace Smith and the Hospice staff; Cheryl, Amy, Kim, Connie, Sherry, George and Dick.

Miera, Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony Miera - Pueblo Chieftain - August 24, 2001 - Age 37, of La Junta, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 21, 2001, near Ordway. He was born Nov. 17, 1963, in La Junta, to John Louis and Cecilia (Carrillo) Miera. Mark grew up in La Junta and graduated with the La Junta High Class of 1982. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1982-1986. He was an avid musician, specializing in the blues. In 1991, he graduated from the Musicians Institute of Hollywood, Calif. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast. At the time of his death, he was employed by Colorado Feeds in Las Animas and was pursuing a CCNA degree at Otero Junior College. He is survived by his mother, Cecilia Miera of La Junta; son, Isaac Anthony Miera of Thornton; sisters, Christine (Patrick Harmon) Rael of La Junta and Kathryn Miera Perez of Pueblo; brother, John Louis Miera Jr. of Amarillo, Texas; grandmother, Esperanza Carrillo of La Junta; special friend, Pam Cadwallader; nieces, JoAnn DiDomenico, Rachel K. Perez, Diane Mendez, Jessica Miera; nephews, Victor L. Perez Jr., Jonathan Miera, Carlos Rodriguez and Donovan Baca. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father. Vigil and recitation of the rosary will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Monday. Both services will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Miera, Patrick
Patrick Miera - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2000 - Patrick Miera, formerly of Monte Vista. Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Templo Sion Assembly of God Church in Monte Vista. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monte Vista. Interment will follow at the Workers Union Cemetery in Monte Vista.

Migalski, Robert F.
Robert F. Migalski - Huerfano World - January 3, 2002 - Robert F. Migalski passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 26, 2001. He came to Walsenburg to spend his final Christmas with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Mr. Migalski was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Chicago, IL. He lived with his devoted wife of 46 years in Spring Valley, CA. Preceded in death by mother, Delores, and son, James Jay. Survived by wife, Joan, Spring Valley, CA; daughter K.T. (Ronald) Julian, Aguilar; grandchildren, Rachel, Jessica and Joseph Julian, Aguilar, and Joshua Julian, Milan, NM, brother, Chuck, and sister, Judith (George) Kellerhalls, Porterville, CA; and aunts, nieces and nephews. At his request, cremation. Comi Funeral Home, Trinidad.

Mihalco, Maurine
Maurine Mihalco - Pueblo Chieftain - October 11, 2001 - Maurine Mihalco of Wheat Ridge, Colo., passed away Oct. 9, 2001. Wife of Richard Mihalco; mother of Debbie Huerta, Rick (Grace) Mihalco, Nancy (Bill) Cathey, Cathy (Scott) Dorsey, Lori (Monty) Groff and Christy (Bill) Graul; sister of Barbara (Buss) Pearson and Shirley (Bob) Gallagher. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Memorial Mass, 1 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1985 Miller St., Lakewood, Colo. Services will conclude at the church. Contributions may be made to any cancer society of the giver's choice.

Mihalich, Rose T.
Rose Theresa Mihalich - Huerfano World - March 25, 1993 - Rose Theresa Mihalich, 99, of Walsenburg, died Friday, Mar. 22, 1993, in Huerfano County Medical Center where she had been in long term care for several years. Born Oct. 13, 1893 in Kriz, Slovenja Yugoslavia, she came to Huerfano County around 1915 and spent the rest of her life here. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary, the Tabernacle Society and St. Mary Church. Survivors include her daughter, Sophie Zager, Walsenburg; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Private funeral mass was Monday from St. Mary Church. Burial was in North St. Mary Cemetery.

Mihalick, Kathryn Elizabeth
Kathryn "Kay" Elizabeth Mihalick - Pueblo Chieftain - February 01, 2000 - Kathryn "Kay" Elizabeth Mihalick, age 81, formerly of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 30, 2000, in Santa Ana, Calif. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam; parents, Anton and Katherine Rupar; brother, Anthony Rupar; and sister, Loretta Marie. Survived by sons, David (Joan), Jon (Joanie), of Pueblo and Anthony (June) of Orange, Calif. Also survived by 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Mutz, Helen (Dick) Perse of Pueblo and Sr. Rosemarie Rupar, O.S.B., of Chicago, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At her request, cremation in California. Memorial Mass, Thursday, 7 p.m., St. Mary Church, 307 E. Mesa. The family will greet friends immediately after the Mass in the church hall. Please omit food and flowers.

Mihelich, Amelia
Amelia "Millie" Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 01, 2003 - Amelia "Millie" Mihelich, delivered from Heaven above Aug. 5, 1930, entered the Eternal Garden on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003. Millie is preceded in the Garden by her parents, Nester and Trinidad Martinez; brothers; sisters; and her beloved infant daughter, Carolyn Sue. Millie has taken many memories with her of her loved ones. She is survived and deeply missed by her loving husband of 54 years of matrimony, William L. Mihelich; children; Cheryl (Shawky) Ghattas of Cairo, Egypt, Jim (Gloria) Mihelich of Farmington, N.M., Suzan Mihelich of Lancaster, Calif., Patsy (Bill) Rasmussen of Pueblo, Colo., Midge (LeRoy) Valdez of Colorado Springs, Colo., William L. Mihelich Jr. of Gallup, N.M., Dan Mihelich of Gallup, N.M., and Mona (Ken) Wertsbaugh of Pueblo, Colo. Millie also leaves to cherish many memories to her 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Millie touched the lives of many others and will be remembered by her siblings, Delores Valle of San Dimas, Calif., Ernest Rives of Irving, Texas, Jerry Martinez of San Marino, Calif., Pauline Vives of Montclair, Calif., Terri Espinosa of Fontana, Calif., Carlos E. Martinez of Crestline, Calif., Jeri Jimenez of Brea, Calif., Victoria Martinez of Roseville, Mich., Ava McKinney of Palmdale, Calif., and Kathleen Baca of Petaluma, Calif.; plus numerous nieces and nephews. Millie shared a tremendous amount of her forgiving heart with her family, and was never without a smile. She was energetic, happy, healthy and spiritual. After graduating from Central High School, she married her soul mate and pursued a field which she mastered. Her career in nursing began at Parkview Hospital as an LPN. Her gift to care for others was complimented by her faith in our Lord. Spiritually guided, Millie was a member of Parkhill Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed reading her Bible and other spiritual material she would find. Millie's graciousness and genuine compassion for others never failed her. As her children grew, Millie settled into retirement, but her work ethic held strong. For the past several years of her life, she continued to care for those in need through home health care. Millie - wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and grandma. The most beautiful woman ever to grace the face of this earth. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, Pueblo, CO, 81008 (Northridge). Please join her family at Parkhill Baptist Church for dinner, following the service.

Mihelich, Anthony James Sr.
Anthony "Tonch" James Mihelich Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - December 07, 2005 - Anthony "Tonch" James Mihelich Sr. departed this life on Dec. 5, 2005. Born on May 12, 1917, to John Mihelich and Rose Butkovich, who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Nick, Jack, Joe and John; sisters, Mary, Kay and Phyllis. Survived by his devoted daughters, Tonia Zamarripa of Pueblo, Charm (Brent) Dykema of Morrison, Ill.; and his sons, Anthony (Jessie) Mihelich Jr. and Myrl Mihelich of Pueblo. Tony also is survived by his grandchildren, Steve, Kristy, Doug, Cheri, Tony, Kristine, Angela and James; great-grandchildren, Josh, Breanna, Jessica and Joshua. Also survived by his brother, Pete Mihelich; sisters, Rose Soldano, Betty (Pete) Carlo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Tonch enlisted in the Marine Corp in February of 1942. During his service, he was stationed on an island in the South Pacific (Pago, Pago, American Samoa) assigned to the Third Scout Platoon, 3rd Marine Division. He received an honorable discharge in September 1945. Tonch served as undersheriff of Pueblo County from 1948 through 1951. He was employed by the Pueblo Army Depot in the Police Division in 1952, retiring as a police lieutenant in 1969. After retiring, Tonch moved to Gunnison, Colo., beginning a career of showing his buddies how to fish and hunt. Tonch returned to Pueblo in 1998 due to health reasons and was cared for by his daughter, Tonia, at the family home. Tonch loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, spoiling his dog, Spike; and cat, Kitty. He enjoyed reminiscing about his service in the Marine Corp and his fishing and hunting trips. Visitation, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Rosary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday; both services at St. Francis Xavier Church, 611 Logan. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Mihelich, Benny Eli
Benny Eli (Ray) Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - July 8, 1987 - Benny Eli (Ray) Mihelich, late of 36052 Bush Rd., Avondale, passed away in Kalamazoo, Mich. Ben was born May 20, 1967. He had been a resident of Colorado for 16 years. Returning to Kalamazoo six months ago. Ben attended school at Vineland Middle and Pueblo County High. Surviving are his parents, Joseph and Ruth Mihelich, of Avondale; brother and sister, Charles W. (Ray II) Mihelich and Anita Jean Mihelich, both of Avondale; grandmother, Mrs. Lucinda Miller of Kalamazoo, and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by one grandmother, Martha Mihelich, and two grandfathers, Ernest Leo Engleman and Miles Eli Ray. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with Pastor Richard Mathena officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benny (Ray) Mihelich Memorial fund.

Mihelich, Emily
Emily Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - September 26, 1999 - Emily Mihelich was born July 23, 1914, in Torreon, N.M. She departed this life Sept. 25, 1999, at the Minnequa Medical Center. Having lived in Pueblo the past 60 years, Mrs. Mihelich was a sales clerk in various Pueblo business houses before her illness prevented her from working. Emily was a lot of fun to be around, and she always keep you laughing with her comments about current events, politics and life in general. She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and bingo sessions in the various bingo parlors. One of her greatest joys was her "Sunday Spaghetti Dinner" for her family. She focused on her grandchildren, teaching them how to cook, keep house and take care of themselves in life. She would even travel to Denver to visit them, and the comment was "here comes the feisty lady." Emily leaves to cherish her memory her children, Candelario "Sonny" (Beverly) Estrada, Penny Estrada Garcia; grandchildren, Lori and Paul Trujillo, Conrad and Cindy Garcia, Shari and John Medonich, Lynette Estrada, Tracy and Miguel Rodriguez, Kenny Estrada, Jon-Karl Estrada, Michael Torres; 11 grandchildren, Erik and Sean Trujillo, Brenden, Aliec, Shelby Garcia, Angel, Kandi, Miguel Rodriguez, Victor, Jason Sanchez; siblings, Ubaldo (Monica) Chavez, Charles C. (Lucy) Chavez, Estella Chavez, and Nellie Gallegos; niece, Carrie (Pete) Vigil; former daughter-in-law, Vera "Tootsie" Estrada; former son-in-law, Bill Garcia; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Carlos C. and Amalia Carabajal Chavez; and husband, John "Red" Mihelich. Visitation, noon until 4 p.m. Monday. Rosary vigil, 7 p.m. at Angelus Chapel. Funeral Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rev. Robert Carden, celebrant. Cremation to follow. Family will receive friends in the hall of St. Joseph's following the Mass.

Mihelich, Joe C. Sr.
Joe C. "Chooks" Mihelich Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - April 24, 1999 - Joe C. "Chooks" Mihelich Sr., age 83, born Nov. 9, 1915, passed away April 22, 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and John Mihelich- son, Joe "Dudgie" Mihelich Jr.- and daughter, Jane "Bunkie" Hammer. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Pearl Mihelich- daughter, Janet Mihelich- and sons, Nick (Cindy) Mihelich, Pat (Pam) Mihelich, Richard (Linda) Walker and Jack (Sherry) Walker. Also survived by brothers, Pete (Jean) Mihelich of California, Anthony Mihelich Sr. and John (Mercy) Mihelich of Pueblo- sisters, Rose Soldano of California, Phyllis (Mike) Hart and Betty (Pete) Carlo of Pueblo- as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Preceded in death also by two sisters and two brothers. Chooks joined the CC camp in his early years and then went to work at the CF&I until he left Pueblo to work at an aircraft factory in Arizona. He worked at a liquor store when he returned to Pueblo and also had his salvage lot on Lake Avenue. Cremation, Almont Crematory. , Tuesday, 11 a.m., Park Hill Baptist Church. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in care of the funeral home office.

Mihelich, John
John “Casey Papo” Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 26, 2003 - John “Casey Papo” Mihelich, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on Nov. 23, 2003. Casey was born on Nov. 25, 1925. Survived by his wife, Mercy; his children, Allen (Morgan) Johnson, Van (Roger Meyer) Pace, Noelle (Dennis) Faricy, Evera (Chris) Langosh, Eddie (Leona) Wheeler, Diedre (Chris) Mihelich-Herrera, Jimmy Mihelich, John Mihelich and Janet Mihelich. Also survived by sisters, Rose Soldano, Betty (Pete) Carlo and brothers, Anthony Mihelich Sr. and Pete Mihelich in addition to grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Casey will be sadly missed by special friends Joe Calistro, Jimbo Pavecich and George Chapo. Many relatives and friends will miss Casey's smile and great jokes and stories. Casey was a WWII Veteran and retired after 32 years of service from the Southern Colorado Power Company. Some of Casey's favorite activities were spending time with his family, fishing, gambling, watching the Broncos, dancing and playing cards. The family extends special thanks to the staff of the Veteran's Nursing Home in Florence and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Services will be at Imperial Funeral Home on Nov. 26, 2003, with viewing from 10:00 a.m. to noon, funeral service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice.

Mihelich, Okga F.
Olga F. Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 19, 2000 - Olga F. Mihelich, 85, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 18, 2000, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles Mihelich; brother, John Pauchick; and sisters, Frances Pauchick, Louise Lain, Theresa Musso, Christine Richardson and Pauline Klune. Survived by special nieces, Charlene (James) Leonard, Norma (Albert) Becco and Toni (Henry) Skoczen; numerous other nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Pauline Pauchick; brother-in-law, Alex Richardson; and special friend, Bessie Dionese. Viewing, 2 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church in her memory.

Mihelich, Pete P.
Pete "Oscar" P. Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - October 005 1986 - Pete "Oscar" P. Mihelich, age 75, passed away Oct. 4, 1986, at a local hospital. Survived by two brothers, George Mihelich, John (Emily) Mihelich, both of Pueblo; one sister, Stella Drott, Durango; one nephew and two nieces. A lifetime Pueblo resident. By his request, cremation. Memorial Mass, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 900 E. Routt, with Father Raymond Grimes officiating. The family will receive friends at 1223 E. Evans.

Mihelich, Stephania
Stephania Mihelich - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 1999 - Stephania Mihelich, 87, passed away Nov. 16. She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine M. Turner; son-in-law, Ewing Turner; granddaughters, Pamelee Santesteban, Jana and Kerry Turner; grandson, Kevin Turner; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Gorshe and Velma Cortese. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, Los Alamitos Air Station Chapel, Katella and Lexington, Los Alamitos. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to The Ed Lesar Memorial Scholarship Fund, Pip-Jafray, c/o: Michael Deverich, 119 W. Fifth Street, Pueblo, Colo., 81003-3161.

Mikatich, Elizabeth Jean
Elizabeth Jean "Bessie" Mikatich – Albuquerque Journal - April 08, 1999 - Elizabeth Jean "Bessie" Mikatich, 88, went home to be with her Lord on April 4, 1999. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Lanny Winters of Albuquerque with whom she had made her home since 1985; her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Janette Mikatich of Westminister, Colorado; four grandchildren, Karen (Rob) McQuaid, Duncanville, Texas; Mike (Meredith) Winters, Albuquerque; and Joshua and Jacob Mikatich, Westminister; five great-grandchildren, Mike, Andrea and Matthew McQuaid and Mark and Ashley Winters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1976. The family wishes to thank Dr. Samuel Goldman for his years of tender care of “Nana"; Mark, Heidi and Denny of Lucky Savon Pharmacy for their concern and help, and Quality Continuum Hospice for their gentle care giving without whom the road would have been far more difficult. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service and private family burial will be held in Pueblo, Colorado, her home for 74 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her memory to Bible Study Fellowship, International, c/o 8408 Estates Dr. NE, #225, Albuquerque, NM 87110. "Nana" loved deeply and was deeply loved; she will be greatly missed. Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE.

Mikatich, Verleen Ruth
Verleen Ruth Mikatich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 18, 2004 - Verleen Ruth Mikatich, 74, born Nov. 22, 1929, passed away Jan. 16, 2004. Survived by her husband, R.J. "Buddy" Mikatich; children, Craig A. (Carole) Buhlman, Cristina (Terry) Roybal, Catherine (John Liese) Hartman; grandchildren, Tristan and Larisa Roybal, and Andrew, Gary and Phillip Hartman; and other relatives and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Carl and Ruth Satt. Verleen had a special appreciation for music and fine arts. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening and had a special love for animals. At her request, cremation. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in her memory.

Mikatich, William A. Sr.
William A. Mikatich Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - March 18, 2001 - Age 88, born Aug. 21, 1912, in Pueblo, passed away March 16, 2001. Survived by his wife, Rose; daughter, Mary Kay (Richard) Cortese; son, Bill Jr.; grandchildren Renee and Justin Cortese; brother, Rudolph (Verleen) Mikatich; sister, Katherine (Edward) Kochevar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Frances Mikatich; brothers, Joseph and Nick Mikatich; sisters, Helen Mikatich and Frances Kamby. William was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was also a member of the Painters Local Union No. 79, KSKJ Lodge No. 7, Holy Name Society and the Eagles No. 145. Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2001, St. Mary Church.

Miketa, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Miketa - Pueblo Chieftain - June 19, 1999 - Robert Lee Miketa, age 58, passed away June 14, 1999 . Beloved husband of Connie Miketa and beloved father of Terrianne (Tom) Drake, Arvada, Colo., and Tina (Danny) McCrory, Pueblo, Colo., and Rob (Christina Haney) Miketa, New York. Grandfather "Papa Didi" of Noah and Megan Drake. Also survived by brothers, George Miketa and Fred (Joanne) Miketa, Pueblo, Colo.- sister, AnnaMae (Andy) Davison, Colorado Springs, Colo.- mother-in-law, Teresa Genova, Pueblo, Colo.- brothers-in-law, Sam (Carole) Genova and Michael (Susan)Genova, all of Pueblo, Colo.- as well as numerous nieces, nephews, special friends and extended family members. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Mildred Miketa- brother, Henry Miketa- and father-in-law, Charles Genova. Mr. Miketa was president of the Colorado Artists' Association, a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, a life member of the National Education Association and also a member of the Shrine of St. Therese parish. He was an avid sportsman, hunter, fisherman, an accomplished grapher and an artist who worked with watercolors, ceramics and jewelry. He taught art and special education with School District #60 for 32 years and art education extension classes for Adams State College. He retired from teaching in 1995. Bob loved working with the Okolitza Tamburitzans and designed their concert stage sets. Viewing, Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial Celebration, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Funeral Mass, Monday, 10 a.m., Shrine of St. Therese. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rio Grande Search and Rescue or American Red Cross in Monte Vista in care of the funeral home office.

Mikita, Teri Lee
Teri Lee Hopkins Mikita - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 1987 - Teri Lee Hopkins Mikita, 2200 Acero, July 26, 1987. Wife of Shaun Mikita; mother of Shaun Mikita Jr.; daughter of John and Patricia Hopkins; granddaughter of Mary Morrow and Josephine Hopkins, Pueblo; daughter-in-law of Edward Mikita, Pueblo, and Glenda Mikita, Pueblo. Survived also by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Teri was a lifelong Pueblo resident and graduated from Central High School in 1981. She was employed by the King's Table Restaurant. Services, 10 a.m. Thursday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel Cremation, Almont Crematory. The family will greet friends at 812 Jackson.

Miklavec, Joseph A.
Joseph A. Miklavec - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 2002 - Age 81, passed away April 15, 2002 in Pueblo, Colo. Born April 21, 1920, in Pueblo, Colo., to Peter and Barbara Miklavec who preceded him in death along with his wife, Bess Miklavec; and brother, Anthony J. Miklavec. Survived by his daughter, Diane (Dan) Modlin; and grandson, Daniel Modlin of Burbank, Calif.; brother, William (Hazel) Tezak of California; sister, Angeline (Howard) Roberts of North Little Rock, Ark.; and cousins. Joseph attended Western State College. He was a veteran of WWII, retired in 1980 as an Inspector for the Pueblo County Health Department, and was a member of St. Mary's Parish. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Miklich, Frank E.
Frank E. Miklich – Pueblo Chieftain - April 01 2000 - Frank E. Miklich, 83, went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2000, at his home. Born March 18, 1917, in Pueblo, Colo., to Frank and Mary Miklich, who preceded him in death. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, E. Berniece Miklich; daughters, Sharen Tilley and Janice Schoen; grandchildren, Brian, Adrianne, and Patrick; sister, Gertrude Puntar, brother, Edward (Helen) Miklich; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He retired from the CF&I Rail Mill with 42 years of service. Frank was active with the Arabian Horse Association, bowling, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or St. Francis Xavier Church in his name.

Miklich, Joe
Joe "Judge" Miklich - Pueblo Chieftain - January 29, 2003 - Joe "Judge" Miklich, born April 26, 1918, in Pueblo, Colo., passed away Jan. 25, 2003. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Antonia Miklich; wife, Lorene; brothers, Victor, Frank, Albert, Stanley; sisters, Antonia and Hedwig. He is survived by sons, Ray (Karla) Miklich, Chuck (Trudie) Miklich and Joe Miklich, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Lance Miklich and Shawna (Grant Genova) Miklich; sisters, Ann Miklich, Valerie DeJoy; sister in-law, Angela Miklich; brother in-law, Pete Gorshe. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Honoring his request, a private family funeral Mass, St. Joseph Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Roselawn Cemetery.

Mikulas, Christine Rose
Christine Rose Mikulas - Pueblo Chieftain - June 21, 2006 - Christine Rose Mikulas, 90, passed away June 18, 2006, in Pueblo. She spent the last 50 years as owner and operator of Christine's Beauty Shop, where she served many friends and relatives. Chris' life will be celebrated for being full, well-lived, filled with love, compassion, kindness, generosity and humor. She loved to cook and visit with all those who stopped by the house to see her. She leaves behind to cherish her memory nephew/son, John (Judy) Mikulas; grandson, Jonathan Mikulas; and sister, Veda Cardinal. She also is survived by numerous other friends and relatives - many very special to her. Chris was preceded in death by her son, Paul Mikulas Jr.; and husband, Paul Sr. Private family visitation. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2006, Roselawn Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received at the family home following interment.

Mikulas, George Bernard
George Bernard Mikulas - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 1997 - George Bernard Mikulas, 75, beloved husband and father. Born April 23, 1922, in Ramah, Colo. World War II army veteran. Worked at CF&I Steel for 30 years as an electrician until his retirement in 1983. He loved John Wayne movies and collecting trinkets until his death on Nov. 26, 1997, from a lengthy and painful illness. Preceded in death by parents, Paul Senior and Verona Mikulas- brothers, John, Mark, Joe, Matt, Mike and Paul- and sisters, Betty Barnett and Julia Walsh. Survived by wife, Ann Marie, of 49 years, Pueblo- son, Rory (Debbie)- grandsons, Christopher and Matthew- and granddaughter, Athena, all of Casper, Wyo.- brother-in-law, Jack Barnett- sister-in-law, Christine Mikulas, both of Pueblo- and numerous nieces and nephews. s for George Mikulas will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel with reception to follow. Cremation has taken place at Mr. Mikulas' request. Interment will be at Imperial Cemetery.

Mikulas, Mary A.
Mary A. Mikulas - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1986 - Mary A. Mikulas, 817 Acero April 12, 1986. Wife of Mark F Mikulas. Mother of Gar (Deanna) Mikulas, San Diego, Calif. Grandmother of Randy, Darrell, and Lynne Mikulas. Great-grandmother of R. J. and Brenda Mikulas. Daughter of Julia Sedlak. Sister of Olga Kirk, Helen Stanko, Alex (Blanche) Sedlak, Ann (George) Mikulas, and Harry T. (Marlene) Sedlak. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Pete Sedlak; sister, Elsie Sedlak; and brother, Pete Sedlak Jr. Service, 2 p.m. Monday, George McCarthy Historic Chapel. Interment, Roselawn. The family will receive friends at the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Monday before the service.

Mikulas, Paul M.
Paul M. Mikulas - Pueblo Chieftain - May 12, 2001 - Paul M. Mikulas, age 51, born Sept. 28, 1949, passed away May 11, 2001. Mr. Mikulas is survived by his children, Paul and Melissa Mikulas; his mother, Christine Mikulas; and brother, John (Judy) Mikulas. He is also survived by special nephew, Jonathan Mikulas; aunts, Vera Cardinal, Ann Mikulas and Mildred Potestio; and numerous cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Paul M. Mikulas, an infant brother and special aunt and uncle, John and Mary Ann Mikulas. He worked for Edison Power in California for many years. Paul enjoyed being with his friends. He made friends easily and had a special interest in helping young people. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Church, Avondale. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Milano, Martin B.
Martin B. Milano - Pueblo Chieftain - December 31, 2000 - Martin B. Milano, age 84, born May 29, 1916, in Rockvale, Colo., passed away Dec. 29, 2000, in Florence, Colo. Mr. Milano is preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Josephine Milano; sister, Jennie Milano; daughter, Bonnie Milano; and former wife, Elvira Gobatti. He is survived by his daughters, Betty Giltner (husband Blase) and Dr. Vera Milano-Omid (husband Abbas); 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Martin served in the U.S. Army during World War II and recently received the Jubilee of Liberty Normandy D-Day Medal. He was a foreman for Gobatti Manufacturing Co. for 30 years, and a machinist at Pueblo Diversified Industries for 25 years. Viewing Tuesday, 8 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 2 p.m., St. Patrick Church. Cremation to follow with inurnment Thursday, 10 a.m., Union Highland Cemetery in Florence, Colo. In lieu of food and flowers, contributions may be made to the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home or to Sangre de Cristo Hospice in his memory.

Milberg, Clarence E.
Clarence E. Milberg – Pueblo Chieftain – September 26, 2006 - Clarence E. Milberg, 93, passed away Sept. 23, 2006. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (John) Hibler of Pueblo, Celene (Tom) Pickard of Sterling, Colo., Lisa (Jeff) Cutter of Naches, Wash.; six grandchildren, Marc (Judy) Hibler of Pueblo, Traci (Dave) Hampton of Edmond, Okla., Stephanie (Paul) McCann of Elmhurst, Ill., Lance (Lauren) Pickard of Orlando, Fla., Amanda (Chris) Millheisler of Wenatchee, Wash., Kyle Cutter of Naches, Wash.; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Allene; brothers, Ralph, Elmer and Walt. Clarence was born at home to Annie and Emil Milberg on March 2, 1913, in Newell, S.D. His first job, upon leaving his parents' farm, was in a general store in Worland, Wyo. Then he and his wife moved to Tacoma, Wash., where he worked for Sears and Roebuck. During World War II, he was a copper foreman at the Tacoma Shipyards. He returned to Newell and went into business with his brother, Elmer. They ran the Newell Gamble Store. Upon retirement, Clarence and Allene moved to Pueblo. He enjoyed hunting, stained glass, woodworking and gardening. Clarence was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Newell Congregational Church, Pueblo First Presbyterian Church and the Newell Chamber of Commerce. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held at a later date in Newell, S.D. His ashes will be laid to rest next to his wife at the family Wilson Cemetery in South Dakota. Memorials may be sent to the Newell Museum Fund, in care of Annitta Stolnack, Treasurer, P.O. Box 361, Newell, S.D., 57760.

Miles, Frank M.
Frank M. Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - September 25, 1926 - Private funeral services for the late Frank M. Miles took place at 2 p.m., Friday, September 24, in the chapel of the Davis Mortuary. The Rev. Leslie B. Logan officiated. The pallbearers were Frank De Mio, Floyd Shields, Frank Wells, G. L. Kearney, R. A. Kirk and Dr. O. S. Reeves. Interment in Mountain View.

Miles, Imogene Louise
Imogene Louise Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 1987 - Imogene Louise Miles, of 152 Kingsley Ave., departed this life Jan. 19, 1987, at University Park Care Center. Mrs. Miles was born March 4, 1928, in Hoisington, Kan. She married Alfred Miles on Dec. 24, 1946, in Pueblo and was employed as a property clerk for the Colorado State Hospital. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Predeceased by her father, Clinton W. Twyman Sr., 1936; stepfather, William W. Washington, 1981; brother, Clinton W. Twyman Jr., 1967; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Miles, 1986. Survived by husband, Alfred Miles Sr., Pueblo; sons, Alfred (Marchelle) Miles Jr., Detroit, Mich., Dennis Miles, Pueblo; mother, Mrs. Lela Washington, Pueblo; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Albrow, Colorado Springs, Mrs. Patricia (Willie) Hill, Mrs. Marian (James) Wallace, both of Pueblo, Mrs. Frances (Sam) Williams, San Jose, Calif.; one brother, Kenneth (Thelma) Twyman, Colorado Springs; five grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Miles, Jacob E.
Jacob E. Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - November 8, 1987 - Jacob E. Miles, 20, of Rocky Ford, passed away on Nov. 5, 1987. Jacob is survived by his father, Harvey Miles; his daughter, Mariana Burciago; and the mother of his daughter, Annette Burciago. He also is survived by his brother, Steven A. Miles; his four sisters, Dallas I. Viale, Diane L. Kebel, Mary E. Wade, and Susan Miles; his grandmother, Mrs. Jesusita Lamas; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. Jacob was preceded in death by his mother, Elia Miles. Jacob was born on Dec. 1, 1966, in Rocky Ford. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, 1987, at St. Peter Church, 1209 Swink St., Rocky Ford. Rosary recitation at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Faith, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the home of Manuel Lamas, 1609 Lake Ave., Pueblo, following interment.

Miles, Lucy Mae
Lucy Mae Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - March 30, 2001 - Age 92, departed this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Pueblo, Colo. She was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lucy Calhoun. Lucy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Judson B. Miles, Jan. 1, 1981. She was born in Pittsview, Ala., March 11, 1909, and received her education in the state of Alabama. As a young woman, she moved to Columbus, Ga., and became a devoted member of the St. James A.M.E. Church. She moved with her employer to Denver, Colo., and later to Pueblo, Colo., where she met her husband. They lived faithfully together until his death. Mrs. Miles was the youngest child and the last member of her siblings. She leaves to rejoice her memories devoted nephew, Joseph (Yolanda) Reddick of Mobile, Ala.; nieces, Mrs. Minnie Reddick Edwards of Corona, N.Y., Mrs. Sarah Reddick Howard and Mrs. Annie Ruth James of Jacksonville, Fla.; relatives from the Miles family, nephews, Eddie (Beatrice) Miles Sr., Alfred Miles, Carl (Susie) Miles, Ray (Ruthie) Miles, Orval (Shirley) Miles; nieces, Mary Louise Jackson, Charlotte (James) Pulley and a very devoted niece, Sharon (Curtis) Turner, all of Pueblo. Also survived by several great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and many friends - Pueblo Chieftain very devoted friends, Elise Peak, Patsy Ewing, Rosa N. Jorman, Ada Ashford - Pueblo Chieftain and the special neighbors who cared for her, Val Cancino, Adrian Acosta and Arthur Yarbrough. Mrs. Miles was a longtime member of First A.M.E. Church, served with distinction on the Trustee Board, Missionary Society and Lay Organization. Received a Trustee Emeritus for her lifetime service to the board. She was a past Matron of Star of Pueblo Chapter No. 5 Order of Eastern Star, P.H.A. Past President of American Legion Auxiliary No. 163. She was very active in these organizations until her illness. Mrs. Miles will be deeply missed by the many lives she touched with her quick wit and keen sense of humor. Visitation, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Miles, Mary
Mary Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - May 05, 1986 - Mary Miles, 1027 Fine St., departed this life May 4, 1986, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A Pueblo resident for 63 years, she was born April 11, 1902, in Wewoka, Okla. She married Leonard Miles, July 28, 1920, in Manzanola. A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for 50 years and served on the mission board. She is predeceased by daughter, Olliemina Miles; two sisters, Ella Fields and Mildred McDaniels; and brother, Waldo Jackson. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Miles; children, Mary (Willie) Jackson, Denver; Charlotte (James) Pulley, Eddie (Beatrice) Miles, Alfred (Jean) Miles, Carl (Susie) Miles, Ray (Ruth) Miles, Orval (Shirley) Miles, all of Pueblo; one sister, Rose Wilson; one brother, Andrew Jackson, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Faustin Jackson, Pueblo; 26 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rev. F. L. Chandler officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home.

Miles, Sylvia F.
Sylvia F. Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - April 6, 1951 - Mrs. Sylvia F. Miles. Body forwarded to Montrose, Colo., today for services and interment.

Miles, Wilbur C.
Wilbur C. Miles - Pueblo Chieftain - September 29, 1987 - Wilbur C. Miles of 1111 Bonforte Blvd., passed away Sept. 27, 1987. Husband of Dorothy Miles and father of Phyllis (Bill) Sinclair, Las Animas, Mary (Jack) McKenry, Idledale, and Jo Ann (Mike) Taylor, Highland Village, Texas. Brother of Gladys (Ernest) Ayers, Sheldon, Wash., Helen (Martin) Kious, San Leandro, Calif., and Don (Lavora) Miles, Rocky Ford. Survived also by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Miles was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas and spent most of his life farming in the McClave and Las Animas area. Cremation, Almont Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Las Animas, will be conducted by Pastors Terry McLaughlin and Jack McKenry. The family respectfully requests the omission of flowers. Memorials may be made in Mr. Miles's name to either the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice program in care of the funeral home office.

Milhollin, Jean P.
Jean P. Milhollin - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 2006 - Jean P. Milhollin, a lifetime Pueblo resident, passed away April 26, 2006. She was born May 6, 1927, to the union of William "Bill" Young and Josephine (Chumbley) Young. Preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Robert L. "Bobby" Hanson. Survived by her devoted husband, Robert Milhollin; son, William Douglas (Ruth Ann) Hanson of Richland, Wash.; daughter, Karolyn Jean Madrid of Pueblo; grandson, Ronnie Hanson of Liberty Hill, Texas; granddaughter, Jodi Hanson-Sordello of Pueblo West; great-grandchildren, Blake, Dillan, Ty and Asta Hanson of Liberty Hill, Lillian and Frankie Sordello of Pueblo West; and special friend, Jean Hallock. At her request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, with no service. In lieu of food or flowers, donations may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors or Bethel United Methodist Church.

Milinazzo, Frances Gilda
Frances Gilda Milinazzo - Huerfano World - December 3, 1998 - Frances Gilda Milinazzo, 78, of Firestone, died November 21, 1998, at her home. Born in Ludlow to Frank and Gilda Milinazzo, she attended school in Ludlow and Trinidad. She operated the Blue Parrot Cafe Milinazzo, she attended school in Ludlow and Trinidad. She operated the Blue Parrot Café in Trinidad for many years. Survivors include her son, Anthony Chifalo, Firestone; four sisters, Mary Vivic, Walsenburg, Lucille Lessar, Pueblo, Millie Bacich and Polly Brandolino, Trinidad; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral service was in Trinidad. Burial in Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.

Milirh, Pete
Pete Milirh – Fort Collins Weekly Courier – June 21, 1912 – Thirteen Men Killed in Mine Explosion Today at Hastings, Colo. – Note: Pete Milirh is listed among the dead of the Hastings Mine disaster, June 18, 1912. Pete Milirh: Slav (citizenship), age 36, married with four surviving children. He was a miner for the Victor-American Fuel Company; cause of death was an explosion of gas due a defective lamp. Source: Denver Public Library, "Colorado Mining Fatalities." for in depth coverage of this disaster.

Milisaveljevich, Dan R.
Dan R. (Milisaveljevich) Millson - Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2005 - Dan R. (Milisaveljevich) Millson, 89, born April 5, 1916, passed away June 24, 2005. Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Cleta. Survived by his daughter, Marcia; grandchildren, Deb of Silverthorn, and Bruce, of Georgia; and great-grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings, Robert (Claudette), Pueblo, Dorothy (Howard), Pittsburg, Pa., Sophie, Reno, Nev., and Mary, of Pueblo; good friend, Robert Inman; and his dog and faithful companion, Mr. Bailey. Dan was a member of First Church of God and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 (FOE). He was an avid golfer, bowler and was a man of a thousand jokes. He was well liked by everyone. Dan was the owner of Crystal Window Cleaner Manufacturing for many years. Viewing, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Florence Lions Club Robbie Milisaveljevich Scholarship Fund.

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