Michael L. ‘Mike’ Miokovich (Lefty)

April 4, 1937 – Aug. 25, 2011

Michael L. “Mike” Miokovich (Lefty) passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 74.

Mike was born April 4, 1937, in West Allis, to Stephen and Lenore Miokovich. He worked in the sheet metal industry for many years, retiring from Grunau Company, Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No. 18. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, playing horseshoes and cheering on the Packers. Mike enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on his prized Bolens tractor. What was most important to him was spending time with his family.

Michael will be missed by his wife, Junice; children, Gwenel “Wendy” (Jeff) Burns of Dousman, Kraig Knippschild of Cary, Ill., Kevin Knippschild of Elgin, Ill., Michael (Carol) Majeskie of Brookfield, Michele (Larry) Warner of Mukwonago and Llynelle “Llyn” (Chris) Moon of Dousman; grandchildren, Nicole, Jared, Kelsey, Courtney (Jared), Alexandra, Kaylan, Thomas, Travis, Mark, Jessica (Mike), Cody, Brandon, Logan, Leah, Ryan, Michael and Katie; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cameron and Brenden; brother, James (Sharon) Miokovich of Milwaukee; sisters-in-law, Grace Yates of Minnesota and Barbara Ennesser of Texas; and nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Lenore.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. Burial to follow at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the church (see address above) or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 7513, Madison, WI 53707.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.