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    Bellville Times 17 April 2003 Obituary Dalby Lloyd Mikeska Funeral services for Dalby Mikeska were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Schmidt Funeral
    Message 1 of 1 , May 2, 2003
      Bellville Times
      17 April 2003
      Obituary

      Dalby Lloyd Mikeska
      Funeral services for Dalby Mikeska were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April
      14, 2003 at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Pastor Ross
      Worch officiating. Burial followed in the National Cemetery in
      Nelsonville.
      Pallbearers were John Stewart, Aaron Vincik, Jacob Vincik, Tony
      Lefner, Pete Kaminsky, Buck Kollman and Bardy Helwig. Honorary
      pallbearers were members of the Bellville VFW, Post #6522.
      Dalby Mikeska was born Feb. 1, 1924 in Nelsonville, Texas the son
      of Jerry D. and Esther (Kamas) Mikeska. He grew up and attended school in
      Nelsonville and Bellville. After graduating from Bellville High School,
      he attended Blinn College, the University of Nebraska and the University
      of Texas.
      He served his country in the United States Army during World War
      II. Having enlisted in 1942, Dalby served in the 44th Infantry Division
      in the Military Police Platoon where he attained the rank of Corporal.
      He was honorably discharged in 1945.
      Dalby was united in marriage with Beryl Johnson in Alice, Texas
      on Oct. 21, 1950. They have made their home in Bellville, Texas where
      Dalby was employed as a Postal Carrier for the U.S. Post Office for many
      years before his retirement.
      A lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, he was also a
      member of the Bellville VFW, Post $6522, Texas Sportsman's Association,
      National Rifle Association, NARFE and the St. John's Retreat Center
      Committee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor cooking. A devoted
      husband and father, he adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
      Dalby Lloyd Mikeska passed away Friday, April 11, 2003 in a
      Houston hospital at the age of 79.
      He is survived by his wife of over 52 years Beryl Mikeska of
      Bellville, daughters Debbie Stewart and her husband Tommy, Annette Vincik
      and her husband Ernie of Bellville, Wanda Lefner and her husband Tony of
      Oglesby, Texas, grandchildren, John and Brandi Garay, all of Bellville,
      and great grandchildren Normandy King and Samuel Garay also of Bellville.
      He is also survived by his sister Dottie Helwig of Bellville, brother
      Derry Mikeska of Bellville, numerous other relatives and many friends.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law and
      mother-in-law Hob and Alma Johnson, brother Denny Mikeska and
      brother-in-law James Helwig.
      In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial
      gifts to the Bellville VFW, Post #6522, 139 Hwy 36 North, Bellville,
      Texas 77418.
      Final arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral
      Home in Bellville.

      submitted by: Rick Garza


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