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Eugene LeRoy Mikel
Feb. 28, 1924-Sept. 24, 2011
EDWARDSBURG, Mich. â€” Eugene L. Mikel, 87, of Edwardsburg, Mich., was ushered from this world into the arms of his Savior Sept. 24, 2011.
Eugene was born to the late Walter M. and Bertha (Hall) Mikel in Nappanee.
He served his country proudly as a medic in the United States Army. While serving he wed Norma E. (Sheets) June 27, 1945. They shared 66 years of marriage, and their love continually grew.
A kind and loving man, Eugene was a man who didnâ€™t have to tell people he was a Christian and went to church. His life was a living testimony, always generous; he gave of his time, his talents, and his living. His family fondly remembers his cheerful personality and his warm smile. Eugene was a hard working man, an outstanding provider. Up until very recently he would cut and deliver wood, a job he found much enjoyment in.
Preceding Eugene in death are his parents, great-grandson Alan Jacob Mikel, his brother, Stanley Mikel and his sister, Ferne Berger.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Norma, his three sons; Wayne (Tammy) Mikel of Plymouth, Gerald (Kathy) Mikel of Edwardsburg, Mich., Devon (Sue) Mikel of Edwardsburg, Mich., his four daughters; Sharon (Ron) Pletcher of Edwardsburg, Mich., Janet Mikel of Niles, Mich., Esther Myers of Plymouth, and Marilyn (Randy) Bowman of Niles, Mich. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 16 stepgreat-grandchildren, and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren and a brother Lloyd Mikel of Elkhart.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at Coulterâ€™s Chapel Church of God, 3176 Detroit Road, Niles, Mich. from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. with a time of visitation one hour prior at the church. Officiating the service will be Pastor Louis Staubs and Eugeneâ€™s son Pastor Wayne Mikel.Â Â Â Â
Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane; St. Joseph, MI 49085.Â
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.