obit: Alphons J. Mikes
ALPHONS J. MIKES
SHINER - Alphons J. Mikes, 90, of Shiner, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008. He was born on Aug. 19, 1917, in Shiner, to the late James and Mary (Kokas) Mikes.
Alphons was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942-1945. He was a captain when discharged. He received the following medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Cluster, and the EAME Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars.
He was a self-employed masonry contractor.
He leaves behind his wife, Anita (Schreiber) Mikes; sister, Mildred Franta; as well as nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner with burial following at Shiner Catholic Cemetery.
Published in Victoria Advocate on May 28, 2008