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Funeral services for Dalby Mikeska were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Pastor Ross Worch officiating. Burial followed in the National Cemetery in Nelsonville.

Pallbearers were John Stewart, Aaron Vincik, Jacob Vincik, Tony Lefner, Pete Kaminsky, Buck Kollman and Bardy Helwig.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Bellville VFW, Post #6522.

Dalby Mikeska was born Feb. 1, 1924 in Nelsonville, Texas the son of Jerry D. and Esther (Kamas) Mikeska. He grew up and attended school in Nelsonville and Bellville.

After graduating from Bellville High School, he attended Blinn College, the University of Nebraska and the University of Texas. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Having enlisted in 1942, Dalby served in the 44th Infantry Division in the Military Police Platoon where he attained the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Dalby was united in marriage with Beryl Johnson in Alice, Texas on Oct. 21, 1950. They have made their home in Bellville, Texas where Dalby was employed as a Postal Carrier for the U.S. Post Office for many years before his retirement.

A lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, he was also a member of the Bellville VFW, Post #6522, Texas Sportsman's Association, National Rifle Association, NARFE and the St. John's Retreat Center Committee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and outdoor cooking. A devoted husband and father, he adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dalby Lloyd Mikeska passed away Friday, April 11, 2003 in a Houston hospital at the age of 79.

He is survived by his wife of over 52 years Beryl Mikeska of Bellville, daughters Debbie Stewart and her husband Tommy, Annette Vincik and her husband Ernie of Bellville, Wanda Lefner and her husband Tony of Oglesby, Texas, grandchildren, John Stewart, Aaron Vincik, Jacob Vincik and Brandi Garay, all of Bellville, and great grandchildren Normandy King and Samuel Garay also of Bellville. He is also survived by his sister Dottie Helwig of Bellville, brother Derry Mikeska of Bellville, numerous other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Hob and Alma Johnson, brother Denny Mikeska and brother-in-law James Helwig.

In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Bellville VFW, Post #6522, 139 Hwy 36 North, Bellville, Texas 77418

Final arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Posted by Joy Neely

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