Floyd Edmund Mickolichek

Floyd Edmund Mickolichek, age 66 of Silver Lake, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Floyd was born Nov. 4, 1932 in Hale Township, the son of Edmund and Gladys Mickolichek of Silver Lake. He attended District 46 School through the fourth grade, St. Adalbert's Catholic School grades 5-8, and Silver Lake High School grades 9-10.

Floyd farmed with his parents and worked at Green Giant until joining the U. S. Army, serving his country from March 1953 to March 1955. After military service, he worked at Minneapolis Moline until the fall of 1957, when he returned to farming. He also drove a milk truck route.

On May 25, 1957, Floyd was united in marriage to Margaret Rozeske at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Silver Lake.

Floyd enjoyed hunting bear and deer, dancing, traveling, volunteering, telling jokes, and playing cards. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family, as well as attending the activities of his children and grandchildren.

Floyd was a member of Holy Family Church, Silver Lake; the Knights of Columbus, and a member and past commander of the Silver Lake American Legion.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Margaret; children: Alan and wife, DeAnn; Russell and wife, Corrine; Gale; Laurie and Ron; and Larry and wife, Jeanette.

He is further survived by eight grandchildren: Chris, Bryan, Lindsay, Megan, Jamie, Tim, Jerry, Carmen; brothers, Tom and Karen of Winsted and Dave and Gerry of Silver Lake; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Holy Family Parish, Silver Lake, with the Rev. Bob Mraz officiating. Hymns included "Amazing Grace," "On Eagles Wings," "Be Not Afraid," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Interment was in the Holy Family Cemetery (St. Joseph).

Pallbearers were Jerry and Jim Mickolichek, Tom and Steve Fiecke, Mark and Paul Cacka, and John and Mike Mickolichek.

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