Obituary of Ernest Mica
- Obituary of Ernest Mica
Victoria Advocate Online
30 Jan 2004
Ernest Frank Mica
January 30, 2004
Ernest Frank Mica, 82, of Flatonia passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2004.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2004 at
the Flatonia Baptist Church with the Reverend Tim Rowell officiating.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with Military honors. The family
will receive visitors from 5 to 8 PM Friday, January 30, 2004 at Smith
Ernest was born August 14, 1921 in Flatonia to Edward and Francis
Zimmerhanzel Mica. He was one of eleven children. He attended school at
String Prairie. He married Olline Hart on July 11, 1942 and they enjoyed 52
years of marriage.
Ernest was a World War II veteran and he served his country for 2 years and
9 months in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. After being honorably discharged
from the military, he returned to Flatonia where he owned and operated a
restaurant. Ernest went to work for Flatonia Motor Company in the early 50s
and spent more than 25 years in the auto business. After he retired, he and
Olline pursued their love of traveling and spent many wonderful years seeing
the country with their travel group.
Ernest was a very civic-minded individual. He dedicated much of his time to
the community by volunteering as an EMS technician, helping at Oak Manor
Nursing Home and remained an active member of the local Rotary Club for many
years. He also served as the Mayor of Flatonia from April 1982 to August
1985 and was voted Citizen of the Year by the Flatonia Chamber of Commerce
in 1984. He was awarded the Community Builder Award by the Masonic Grand
Lodge of Texas in 1995. Ernest also served as Deacon for Flatonia Baptist
Church for many years.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, wife Olline, Sisters Martha
Mica Rebecek and Idella Mica Novak and brothers Henry, Willie, Edward, Jr.,
Survivors include sisters Helen Mica Brunner, Kate Mica Brunner, Josie Mica
Krametbauer and brother, George Mica. "Unc," as he was affectionately known,
also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who were touched by his life.
Pallbearers will be nephews: Si, Ronnie and Fred Henry Cook, Randy and Robby
Wehmeyer and Carl Brent and Scotty Mica. Memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church of Flatonia or to the charity
of the donors' choice.
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