Edward P. Mike Miekelson, 88, of Hamshire, died Friday, March 14, 2014. He was born on October 25, 1925, to Vera Bazeka Mickelson and Henry Gale Mickelson, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and had been a resident of the Hamshire area for forty years. Mike was a United States Navy and United States Air Force veteran having served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and Vietnam, and retired after thirty years of military service. After retiring from the military, he worked at Northstar Steel for twenty years. He enjoyed going back home to Pennsylvania and will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and brother who enjoyed watching football and westerns, and listening to Polka music. Survivors include his daughters, Jamie Rogers and Jonie Brevard and her husband, Gerald, both of Winnie; and Jerie Gore of Fannett; son, Edward Mikey Miekelson and his wife, Sarina, of Hamshire; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Howard Mickelson of San Antonio; Joseph Mickelson and his wife, Marilyn, of Dunnellon, Florida; and Pete Mickelson and his wife, Linda, of Pahrump, Nevada; and sister, Lillian Romero and her husband, Gus, of Hellertown, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of forty-five years, Eugenia Bug Miekelson; three sisters; one brother; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A gathering of Mr. Miekelson's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Broussard's, 134 West Buccaneer, Winnie. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com
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134 W Buccaneer
Winnie, TX 77665
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 16, 2014