John “JNO” David Mikula, 81, went to his heavenly home on March 17, 2022. He was born April 15, 1940, on Chicago Street in Sugar Creek, Missouri, to parents Andrew and Mary (Beal) Mikula. He attended Sugar Creek Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1959.
John was enlisted in the United States Navy on November 27, 1959, until September 6, 1963. He re-enlisted on January 27, 1964, until December 1, 1972. He served in the Vietnam war as a Navy Seabee. John worked at Lafarge North America (Missouri Portland) and Riverside Cement in California. He retired from Riverside Cement in 2002 and moved back to Missouri.
He is survived by his daughter, Michele Palka, and granddaughter, LeAnne Palka, of Colorado, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; sisters, Anna, Theresa, Frances, and Mary; and brother, Andy Mikula.
A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church with mass following immediately after. Burial will follow at Mound Grove Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church.
Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.
Our Sincere Condolences
I’m so sorry to hear about uncle Jno’s passing. He’s with his mom, dad, brother, and sisters now. Sending everyone lots of prayers and love.
You served your country well, tell mama I love her and the rest of em hey. I miss you and love you so much. My love to you all out there.
Your nephew Christopher RIP
I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I had been thinking about him for months. I had been trying to find someone in his family so that I could ask about him. I was at the cemetery visiting Roger and as always, my thoughts went to John. I had given him the plot next to Roger so they could be as close as they were in life. I saw his obituary and had a friend take me to the cemetery but he was not next to Roger. The cemetery told me that he was in the Field of Honor.
Betty Jane Stinnett