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C. Jan Mikesell

July 7, 1935 - December 12, 2016

Burial Date December 17, 2016

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Carmen Jan Mikesell, 81, of Lima passed away at 5:08 PM on Monday, December 12, 2016 at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born on July 7, 1935 in Lima to Edwin E. and Lucia (Bonanno) Mikesell, who both preceded him in death. On May 9, 1964, he married Bernice Grumblis, who survives in Lima.

Jan was a member of St. John Catholic Church. He graduated from St. Rose High School in 1954. He was an independent insurance broker for over 40 years. Jan was a member of the Elks Lodge and their Elks/CP bowling league, the K of C, and the Lions Club, where he was a past president. He was an avid golfer and had won the Dr. Pepper Golf Tournament in the 1980’s. He was an avid Cleveland Indians, Browns and Caveliers fan as well as a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes. He also loved his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his five sons Dr. Kevin (Theresa) Mikesell of Massillon, Stephen (Elvia) Mikesell of Lima, David (Elaine) Mikesell of Chicago, IL, Jeffrey (Laura) Mikesell of Orlando, FL and Brian (Amber) Mikesell of Scottsdale, AZ; his grandchildren Megan Blackwell, Joshua Martin, Cory Mikesell, Clarke Mikesell, Taylor Mikesell, Mackenzie Mikesell, Jordan Mikesell and Vanessa Mena; his brothers Major James “Greg” (Aja) Mikesell of San Antonio, TX and Colin A. Mikesell of Lima; his sisters-in-law Evon and Donna Mikesell.

Preceding him in death are his brothers Edwin F. “Bud” Mikesell, Roger R. Mikesell and Wallace B. “Corky” Mikesell; his sisters-in-law Mary Jane Mikesell and Rosemarie Mikesell.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, December 16, 2016 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at St. John Catholic Church with Father David M. Ross, officiating.

Interment will immediately follow at Gethsemani Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.


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