MOUNT VERNON — Robert E. Mickley of Mount Vernon passed away at the age of 87, on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Robert was born June 4, 1925, in Danville, Ohio, to Edward and Hilda (Gardner) Mickley, and graduated from Danville High School in 1943. Robert then served his country in World War II as a Navy Seaman First Class seeing action on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. After his discharge, Robert worked for Continental Can/Ludlow until his retirement in 1980. Robert and his wife, Mary, traveled extensively throughout the United States, and especially enjoyed an overnight stay at Bear Creek Farms in Bryant, Ind. Bob always enjoyed a good game of cards and spending quality time with family.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 910 in Danville.
Surviving are his daughters, Karen McLaughlin of Mount Vernon, Marilyn (Richard) Litzenberg Sr. of Centerburg and Linda Montgomery of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Lori (Rodney) Houck, Lisa (Jason) Wilson, Richard (Jess) Litzenberg Jr., Cheryl (Ben) Staats and Christie Montgomery; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Levi Houck, and Colston and Sara Wilson; brothers, Don (Lynn) Mickley of Bear Foot Bay, Fla., Kenneth (Naomi) Mickley of Mount Vernon, Floyd Mickley of Danville; sisters, Dorothy Colopy of Danville, Irene Williams of Mount Vernon and Mary Louise Boeshart of Columbus.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary (Sakala) Mickley; brothers, John, Edward, Paul, Joseph and Jesse Mickley; sister, Joyce Summers; and son-in-law, Robert McLaughlin.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a prayer service will follow the calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice in Robert’s memory.
To send a private online condolence visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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