Wednesday, February 4, 2015

George Robert Mikesell (February 1, 2015)

George Robert Mikesell, age 99, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on July 25, 1915 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Bertie A. & Treva E. (Lantz) Mikesell.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Barbara & Philip Hosmer of Colorado Springs, CO, Debbie & Tom Labig of Greenville, Ohio, and Fredrick & Lonna Mikesell of Sylvania, Ohio; grandchildren; Rebecca (Rod) McDaniel, Roberta (Mike) Hagen, Rochelle (Roger) Richards, Jennifer (Brian) Gruber, Kurt (Tiffany) Labig and Beth (Kerby) Wilcox; great grandchildren Michael Hosmer, Nathan Hosmer, Grant Bloom, Alexander Hagen, Kristina Hagen, Christopher McGraw, Kathryn Gruber, Kelsey Gruber, Colin Gruber, Kie Labig, Keely Labig, Kade Labig, Kinsley Labig, Kiersten Wilcox, Kenna Wilcox and Kallie Wilcox; great great grandchildren Noah Hosmer, Lillian Bloom and Matthew Hosmer; brother, John Mikesell of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death his wife, Kathryn Jane (Myers) Mikesell whom he married on September 3, 1938; sisters, Mary Brown, Dorothy Clapp and Cora Baker; and brothers, James, Jessie, Glen Jay, Richard, Bill and Russell Mikesell.

George retired in 1973 from Dayton Tire & Rubber Company after 32 years. He was a graduate of Hollansburg High School in 1933 and a member of the United States Army serving during WWI. He was also a member of the Hollansburg Christian Church and American Legion Post 708 in Hollansburg. He coached 12 years in Hollansburg Little League Baseball, avid gardener sharing produce with others, loved woodworking and loved helping his neighbors.

Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the American Legion Post 708 or Hollansburg Christian Church

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