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Joseph "Joe" Donald Mikyska, Sr.

August 8, 1946 — July 29, 2023

Pine City

Joe Mikyska, Sr. of Pine City passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 76.

Joseph Donald Mikyska, Sr. was born August 8, 1946 to Joseph and Loretta (Rys) Mikyska in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Joe's family moved to Beroun where he attended grade school. He later graduated from Pine City High School in 1964. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He finished his tour of duty in Germany
at the same base as his father was during WWII. He then received an Honorable Discharge.

In 1969, he met Valorie Olsen and on January 28, 1972, they were married. Together they had 3 wonderful children: Kristie, Joe Jr. and Stacie.

Joe worked for the Pine County Highway Department as the sign man where he retired in 2000. He was an avid ball player in his younger years. He played many games of baseball (Hinckley Knights) and softball (Bob’s Standard). After his retirement, he spent lots of time with his 9 grandchildren and loved every moment. He didn’t miss many matches, games or concerts. He was a very big Pine City Dragon fan! If you didn’t find Joe at a sporting event, you could find him on the golf course or in the woods. He loved to golf and hunt! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Joe is survived by his children: Kristie (Jay) Steele, Joe Mikyska Jr. all of Pine City and Stacie (John) Swanson of Braham; grandchildren: Sondra (Austin) Martuscelli, Luke (Alexis), Beau and Kendall Steele, Joey (Tommi), Mason and Malia Mikyska, Blake and Katie Swanson; great-grandchildren: Reid Martuscelli; siblings: Donna (Larry) Shrider of Cambridge and Lois (Dan) Langston of Braham; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Lorrie, wife Valorie; grandson Dalton Mikyska; siblings: Darlene, Donald and Dot (Butch) Kurzhals.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Joe: 11 AM; Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Beroun. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 4-8 PM Monday (7/31) with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City and also one hour prior to the Mass at the church. The interment will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Beroun.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 31, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Prayer Service

Monday, July 31, 2023

7:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

19390 Praha Ave, Pine City, MN 55063

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Mass

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

19390 Praha Ave, Pine City, MN 55063

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