Mura, Michael Jerome (Mike)
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Michael Jerome Mura (Mike) passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the age of 62, in Fayetteville, N.C. He was born on July 24, 1949, to Jerome (Cozzie) and Mae Mura in Algoma, Wis. Mike graduated from Algoma High School in 1967 and married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Schwedler, on February 10, 1968. He was a loving, caring and kind husband. They were married 44 years and had five children.
Mike owned Cozzie's Bar in Algoma. He was known as "Honest Mike" and he did sell beer. He was a fun, entertaining man who could be seen marching through the streets of Algoma to "The Yellow Rose of Texas." In 1982 he became a stockbroker, giving his family the opportunity to live in Dallas, Texas and Boca Raton, Florida before retiring in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2008.
Mike is survived by his wife and children, Aimee (Rick) Robinson, Matt (Jana) Mura, Erik Mura, Mollee (John) Mills, Katee Mura; brothers, Lee Mura, Larry Mura, Tony (Tina) Mura and sister, Connie Mura; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Linda (Dennis) Andre, Bob (Denise) Schwedler, Martha (Mike) Flanary and Peter (Josie) Schwedler. He was Poppy to his eight grandchildren, Grace, Emily, Claire, AJ, Charlie, Jacob, Cole and Mae. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Looy and Marge Schwedler.
Mike was a patriotic, conservative man who loved the Packers, Yankees and Fox News. Poppy will be greatly missed. Like "Lucille" he picked a fine time to leave us, but we are comforted by something he wrote years ago, "Oh Lord I love you. Thank you for the countless blessings you have given me. I no longer fear the future for I know you will provide all my needs."
There will be a Coming Home Service at Victory Christian Church in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 14, followed by a Celebration of His Life Party on July 21, at the Legion Hall in Algoma. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Wounded Warrior Foundation at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Messages can be left on Facebook at the Mike Mura Memorial Page.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on June 23, 2012