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OBIT: Lt. Col. Edwards J. Mikes

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  • Ray J. Bacak
    Victoria Advocate Online, 7/2/03: Lt. Col. Edwards J. Mikes E-mail Story to a Friend Printer Friendly July 2, 2003 View/Sign Guest Book FORT WORTH - Retired
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2, 2003
      Victoria Advocate Online, 7/2/03:
      Lt. Col. Edwards J. Mikes
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      July 2, 2003

      FORT WORTH - Retired Lt. Col. Edwards James Mikes, 89, of Fort Worth, died Sunday, June 29, 2003.

      He was born July 13, 1913, in Shiner, to the late Jim L. and Mary Terese Kokas Mikes. He was a 1934 graduate of Shiner Catholic High School. He attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving 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 a board member of the Texas State Volunteer Services Council, representing North Texas.

      Survivors: sister, Mildred Franta of Hallettsville; and brother, Alphonse J. Mikes of Shiner.

      Preceded in death by: wife, Fredreka Mikes; daughter, Helen Elizabeth Mikes; and sister, Leona Mikes Dusek.

      Services will be 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick Cathedral.

      Graveside services will be 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home, Fort Worth, 817-336-0345.

      Pallbearers: Deacon Clarence Amos, Lawrence Biershenk, Glenn Cleaver, Charles Franta, Jimmy Franta and Carl Strauss.

      Memorials: Catholic Charities Diocese of Forth Worth, Inc., 2701 Burchill Road North, Forth Worth 76105 or donor's choice.

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