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Michael Clikas

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Michael Bryan Clikas

Shreveport, LA - Being able to pursue one's passion in this life, and afterwards, is rare accomplishment.

Michael Bryan Clikas was one who was able to realize this dream with his glowing smile, affable personality, and perseverance to see that others lived the full life! He was loved by and was devoted to his family. As an all around "good guy," Mike enjoyed sharing his life with others in many ways: by sharing his faith, inviting others to his church, being devoted to his extended family at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, teaching children to swim, volunteering with Signal 51 and the Shreveport Fire Department. He would extend his hand and say, "Hi, I am Mike"--- He never missed an opportunity to touch another person's life. Work experience included over a decade of service to El Chico's Restaurants with a relationship remaining even after retirement.

This compassion continued after his physical life through organ donor donation to those in need. Mike battled diabetes and CVS for so long, yet he continued his constant push to enjoy life and enhance lives of others despite this illness. Surely Mike would have been the one to tell you that we are but physical beings on this earth in search of a spiritual journey to Heaven.

Services will be held at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Brendan Pelphrey officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 3, 2012 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Osborn Funeral Home. Following visitation, a Trisagion Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

On July 31, 2012, Michael Clikas joined his cherished grandparents and other loved ones on an eternal adventure forever. He was born March 12, 1970 in Birmingham, Alabama to Tony Clikas and Judy Bell Boogaerts. He is survived by his father, Tony and his wife Bea; his parents, Judy and Charles G.(Sonny) Boogaerts, Jr.; his twin sister, Kim Clikas Williams; his brother, C. G. Boogaerts,III and his wife, Anna; his sisters and their husbands, Elizabeth Boogaerts Nix and her husband, Scott; and Heidi Boogaerts Briggs and her husband, Frank. Mike loved his nieces as his own children, Bailey Williams, Mary Elliott Boogaerts, Hannah Briggs, and Haley Nix. Surviving aunts and husbands include Kaye Bell Dawson and Henry Dawson and Tina and Les Currie. One great aunt remaining is Nell Bell Morris, with many dear aunts and uncles held in loving memory by the family. Also surviving are many devoted cousins, the family of St. George's, and loyal friends.

Honorary pallbearers are members of Signal 51 and the Shreveport Fire Department. Serving as pallbearers are as follows: Chris Cosse, Ken Payne, Peyton Boddie, Rob Parker, Vincent Mangum, Mark Morton, Brian Florsheim, and Stephen Wichlep.

Memorials can be made to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA) 10520 W. Bluemound Road, Suite #106, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226; (LOPA) Louisiana Organ Procurement Association, 4441 N I-10 Service Road West, Metairie, LA 70006; and St. George's Orthodox Greek Church, 1719 Creswell Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4, 2012
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