David Fred Micka, age 86, of Silver Lake, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at Glencoe Long Term Care Center.
He was born March 9, 1929, in Silver Lake, the son of Fred and Rose (Jerabek) Micka; and graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1946.
David was joined in holy marriage with Dorothy M. Paul Nov. 22, 1952, at Czech Brethren Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.
David engaged in farming near Sherman Station for more than 20 years. He later was employed as a senior set-up person for CTS.
David enjoyed the Minnesota Twins.
He was a faithful member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake, and formerly served his church as a deacon, in the Mariners, and as an usher.
David is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy M. Micka; children: Randy Micka of Sioux Falls, SD, Nancy (Robert) Rantanen of Virginia Beach, VA, and Joan Micka of Baltimore, MD; five grandchildren: David, Andy, Elisabeth, Andrea and Isaiah; sisters-in-law Irene Micka of Hopkins, Joan Paul of Lester Prairie, Alice Paul of Silver Lake, and Lillian Paul of Fridley; a nephew, Curt Micka; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Rose Micka; a brother, Richard Micka; and by a niece, Carol Micka.
A memorial service took place Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake with Pastor Carol Chmielewski officiating. Curt Micka was the urn bearer. Inurnment followed at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Silver Lake.
There was visitation Monday, Dec. 28 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake handled the arrangements.