Obit - MIKESKA, Dalby Lloyd
- Bellville Times
17 April 2003
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
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
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,
Final arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral
Home in Bellville.
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