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Charles "Mike" Mikovetz

October 6, 2020

Crown Point, formerly of Griffith

Survived by his wife of 68 years Irene (Keen) and children: Mitzi Sawalski, Marla (Jim) Metros, Mike (Audrey) Mikovetz, Mindy Miller; grandchildren: Jason Pierce, Angie Moore, Nicolas Sawalski, Makenzie (Jerry Jackson) Miller, Michael Mikovetz, and David Miller; great grandchildren: Emma, Elijah, and Weston; sisters-in-law: Eva Johnson and Donna (Ken) Baker; brother-in-law Leo (late Cindy) Keen; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceded in death by his parents Emil and Mary Mikovetz; sisters: Emily (John) Mock and Margaret (Vernon “Bud”) Swets; sister-in-law Ann (Virgil) Sarbon and brother-in-law Howard Keen.

Mike graduated from Griffith High School 1951 and was drafted into the Army in 1952. During basic training, he won a middleweight boxing championship of the 5th Army Battalion. He was shipped overseas and involved in the Korean Conflict, where he received awards for combat patrols and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mike retired from Inland Steel with 30 years of service, as well as owning Elaine Powers Figure Salons along with his wife, Irene in Highland and Merrillville. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 9982 and American Legion Post 66 of Griffith. Mike was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Griffith and Crown Point. He enjoyed playing golf with the American Legion Seniors golf league in Griffith and bowling with the Griffith bowling league.

Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all.

Visitation

Monday, October 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Monday, October 12, 2020
1:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128