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John J. Mikula, 96, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
A proud World War II Army Air Force veteran, he served overseas for more than two years. That and stateside training was the only time he was away from LaSalle (where he was born) for more than a few weeks.
An avid Niagara Falls supporter, he lobbied to have the former Century Club property become what it is today - the LaSalle Waterfront Park.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by prayers at noon Saturday at Lane Funeral Home in LaSalle, then a mass at Price of Peace Church at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at North Ridge Cemetery.
He is loved by daughters, Susan Mikula Campbell, Patricia (Charles E.) Keppler, Christine (Sam) Trapasso and Peggy (Mark Trane) Mikula; a son, John A. Mikula; plus four grandchildren: Colin A. Campbell III, Casey Keppler, Kristie Keppler Mills and Charles E. Keppler III.
In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to Alzheimer's research in Johnny's memory or to ovarian cancer research in memory of his wife, Pearl, who died in 1993.