Obituary of Edward Mikes
Victoria Advocate Online
1 Jul 2003
Lt. Col. (ret.) Edward J. Mikes
July 1, 2003
FORT WORTH - Lt. Col. (Ret.) Edward James Mikes, 89, of Fort Worth,
died Sunday, June 29, 2003.
He was born July 13, 1913, in Shiner. He was a 1934 graduate of
Shiner Catholic High School and then attended Southwest Texas State
University at San Marcos. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army
Air Corps and served in World War II. He received the American
Defense, Air Offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes,
Rhineland, Central Europe and Victory Medals. He was a member and
chairman of the Catholic Charities Commission of the Diocese of Fort
Worth. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the Retired Officers Association of the U.S. He was
past chairman of the Volunteer Services Council of Denton State
School and later a member of the board of the Texas Sate Volunteer
Survivors: sister, Mildred Franta of Hallettsville; and brother,
Alphonse J. Mikes of Shiner.
Preceded in death by: wife, Fredreka Mikes; daughter, Helen
Elizabeth; and sister, Leona Mikes Dusek.
Vigil will be 7 p.m. tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral
Home chapel in Fort Worth.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Cathedral.
Graveside services will be 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Fort Sam Houston
National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Memorials: Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc., 2701
Burchill Road North, Forth Wort 76105 or favorite charity.