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Owen Cyrus Mike

August 23, 1941 — November 18, 2014

Owen Mike, age 73, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at his residence.Owen Cyrus Mike was born on August 23, 1941 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI the son of Thomas and Pauline (Winneshiek) Mike. He attended the Cranmore School and then Vocational School in Wisconsin Rapids. He joined the United States Army on October 4, 1961 and was discharged on October 18, 1963. Later, he joined the United States Marine Corp on November 28, 1967. Owen was discharged from service on October 1, 1971 and then spent his time traveling around the United States. He loved to write and was known as a jokester. He also loved deer hunting and playing cards. Owen was a proud member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and spent the last years of his life devoted to speaking his native language and preserving his culture.Owen is survived by a daughter, Paula Michelle Mike of Bloomington, IN, two grandsons, Niles Mike and Pepper Mike. He is also survived by four siblings; Judy Buffalo of Nekoosa, WI, Ernestine (Mike) Helgesen of Black River Falls, Clarice Jackson of Wisconsin Rapids, and LoyLee Mike also of Wisconsin Rapids.He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Pauline, and brothers, Armond, Clayton, Wilfred and Desmond.Funeral Services will be at 12:00 p.m., Thursday at the Owen Mike Residence, W7052 Bush Road, Neillsville, WI 54456. Richard Mann is officiating. Visitation will be before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at his residence. Interment will be in the Dells Dam Cemetery.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Owen's family with funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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