Thomas Arthur “Tom” Mickolichek, age 74, of Winsted, died Thursday, Sept. 25 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born May 24, 1934, in Silver Lake, the son of Edmund and Gladys Eggert Mickolichek.
Tom graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1951.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and the Knights of Columbus Council 8253.
Tom engaged in farming for many years. He was formerly employed at the Green Giant Plant in Winsted and at Millerbernds.
He also owned and operated Tom’s Corner Bar in Winsted for over 24 years.
Tom loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and “Muff.” He enjoyed playing cards, telling stories and jokes, hunting, and fishing, and he was a great listener.
Tom is survived by his wife, Karen K. Mickolichek; children: Karen Wraspir and special friend Russell, Marilyn (Jeff) Smith, Jim (Carol) Mickolichek, Sue (Dan) Comstock, Jerry Mickolichek and special friend Jenell, Kris (Jamie) Olson, Tammy (Mark) Kottke, and Paula Hanson and special friend Steve; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Geri) Mickolichek; a sister-in-law, Margie Mickolichek; cousins Loren and Vonnie Cacka; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Cheryl (Bruce) Telecky, David (Carol) Krantz, and Jon Krantz; mother-in-law Adeline Karels; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine K. Mickolichek; his parents; a brother, Floyd Mickolichek; father-in-law Herman Karels; and mother-in-law and father-in-law Margaret and Ken Krantz.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father William A. Sprigler was the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m.
Casket bearers were Alan, Russell, Larry, John, and Mike Mickolichek, Mark Cacka, Tracy Harnit, and Ron Setter.
The Chilson Funeral Home served the family.