Raymond G. Mikulan
Polk City - Raymond Gerald Mikulan, 87, passed peacefully from this earth to be with our Lord on June 26, 2021, surrounded by family.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Assumption Catholic Church (1906 Sycamore, Granger, IA). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Assumption Catholic Church.
Ray was born to Eva and John Mikulan on May 27, 1934, in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. He enjoyed playing hockey throughout his youth which led him to a professional career as a goalie in the IHL and AHL. Later on, he managed the Des Moines Ice Arena and owned and operated Ray's Restaurant and the Carousel Lounge in Des Moines.
Ray met Sharon Leopold at the Carousel, and in 1976 they became owners/operators of Mary's Café in Polk City, IA, and renamed it the Landmark Restaurant. Ray was affectionately known by their many friends and patrons as "Nice Guy Ray". They enjoyed 33 happy years at the Landmark, retiring in 2009.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharon; son, Dale Mikulan (Patti) of Houston, TX; his four step-children, Cathy Rucker (Jeff), Brian Leopold (Melisse), Shelly Byrnes (Jim), and Johnny Leopold (Anne); 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lou Mikulan; and his sister-in-law, Betty.
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Published by the Des Moines Register from Jun. 28 to Jun. 29, 2021.