Weerts Funeral Home Mobile Website: Condolences for James "Jim" Mika
Rose Goodding Robinson (friend of Vicki) - 8/11/2012 3:27AM (CST)
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I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I know this is not an easy time for you and am praying for God's peace for you during this time.
John Scifers (friend, fellow member of Elite SDVOB Network) - 8/10/2012 10:45AM (CST)
I had the privilege of serving with Jim on the board of the Illinois chapter of the Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network. He was a great guy, and I enjoyed hearing his stories about early days in Chicago and the military. He is already missed by many, and I am sorry for your loss.
Gregory Mamrila (Nephew) - 8/10/2012 9:02AM (CST)
My deepest sympathy to the Mika Family and Vicki and her family.
Robert P Bitter (Thornton Fractional Classmate of 1957) - 8/10/2012 8:48AM (CST)
Jim was one of my closest friends in high school. I will always have fond memories of the times we shared together when we were young. My condolences to his family for his loss.
Chuck and Nancy Talabay (friends) - 8/9/2012 2:54PM (CST)
We are greatly saddened by Jim's passing. He was a wonderful person we feel blessed to have known. Our prayers go out to all the family.
Rogue Dennis pirosko (Dear friend) - 8/8/2012 9:29PM (CST)
Dear Vicky I and all off Jim's fellow friends and golfers wish our sympathy on your and our lose . We were out of town this week and heard the terrible news. We all said a prayer before playing golf to remember him" he so loved to play with us. He will be missed by us all. Please do call me at 219 484 8163.i would love to list all of his friends but do not have enough room on this screen
andrew hladek (friend) - 8/8/2012 9:10PM (CST)
Having Mr.Mika in my childhood was such a great blessing. He left me plenty of good memories. He was a wonderful man & a very fun coach.He really knew how to take of us kids.
We`re so sorry for hearing of his passing. May God bless you all. Keep the memories and count your blessings. Sincerely,Andy Hladek
Lyn Ketelesen (Friend) - 8/8/2012 5:34PM (CST)
My deepest sympathies go to you and your family. I am sorry I was unable to attend the services as I was out of town. I wish you comfort during this difficult time and I will keep you in my prayers
Vicki Miller (Friend) - 8/8/2012 10:01AM (CST)
Dear Vicki, I was so sorry to hear that you lost your Jim. I know when you found each other (I have goosebumps)you were so incredibly happy and lucky to have found each other. I know you made each other smile for the time you had together. My deepest sympathy Vicki. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time. Take care. Vicki
Paul Mandich (Friend) - 8/8/2012 8:36AM (CST)
A special person always leaves a footprint in your heart and no one can ever take those memories I had shared with Jim. My deepest Sympathy to the family. Paul Mandich
The Horvath Family (Cousins) - 8/7/2012 6:41PM (CST)
Mikas'.We are so sorry about the loss of Jim.He was a great guy!If there is anything you need,do not hesitate to call.219 677 7771.Love and prayers to all!
Mirko Bebekoski (Friend/Former Co-Worker of Vicki Felger) - 8/7/2012 5:21PM (CST)
I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences for your loss and may God be with you during these difficult times for you and your family.
May God Bless Jim and please stay strong.
Sandy Nuttridge Locher (Thornton Fractional Classmate of 1957) - 8/7/2012 3:01PM (CST)
Jim's warm smile and friendly spirit will be missed. My fond memories of Jim will go on.
Tony Romanovich (friend) - 8/7/2012 2:18PM (CST)
I was a high School friend of Jim Mika and always felt that he was the nicest guy in our class. His resume shows the care that he had for people. We need more people like Jim Mika. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace
John Furiak (Former Player Under Coach) - 8/7/2012 1:52PM (CST)
I am sad to hear of Coaches passing. He made the biggest impact on me during my athletic career as a teenager and as I go through life now. I find myself trying to instill much of what he passed on to me in my kids as they develop as ahtletes. He was a great man and won't be forgotten!
Sue and Rick Lodmell (friend of Vicki) - 8/7/2012 1:25PM (CST)
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the death of your husband. Our prayers and good energy are sent to you and your family at this difficult time. In peace,
Sue and Rick Lodmell
Craig Pavlina (Friend) - 8/7/2012 1:19PM (CST)
We are so sorry for your loss! Your dad was a great man and will be missed. Having him coach me in both football and baseball at Bishop Noll had a big impact on the athlete and leader I became. He cared about the people he coached as more than just athletes and I feel fortunate having had the opportunity to play under him.
I used to enjoy seeing him at the adult softball fields in Highland. I can't remember who he used to go see play but whenever I umpired he always stopped by and we always had a great conversation. One of the last things we talked about - he was telling about his all-time "all-star" baseball line-up of people he coached at Bishop Noll - the last thing he said as he looked me right in the eye, he said, "And I would pick you to be the captain." That has stayed with me for many years. It chokes me up knowing he felt that highly of me. I'm sorry he's gone.
We will keep him and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!
Craig & Debbie Pavlina
Beatrice (Higuet) Taylor (Calumet City-Friend and school mate) - 8/7/2012 11:14AM (CST)
So sorry about your loss...Jim was a good friend every one could count on for being loyal...YOU WERE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM IN YOUR LIFE and your loss will be shared by all who knew him...
Joe, Carol, Jennifer and Joey Rajchel (Friends) - 8/7/2012 9:48AM (CST)
Our deepest sympathy to Vicki, Jamie, Monica Joy, Chris, Matt and the entire Mika and Felger families. Thank you for sharing Jim with all of us. We wish we could be there to share the celebration of his life. Jim changed the lives of many, including ours. He had a huge heart. I had the privilege of watching him work with many young student athletes. He consistently stressed character and moral values. He was a role model not only for athletes but for all of us involved in his life. While we will all now have a void in our lives, we know that our lives have been made better because of Jim. Rest in peace Big Guy.
Matt (Son) - 8/6/2012 11:37PM (CST)
Thank you for being a true father and friend. I love you.
marsha, lpn (friend) - 8/6/2012 7:02PM (CST)
I only knew Mr. Mika a short time, but in that time I found him to be a true gentleman, kind with a true gentle soul. I would like to express my sincere condolences to his family, friends and all who knew and loved him. May God bless you during this time of sorrow.
Jeff and Pam Brammann (Friend) - 8/6/2012 5:18PM (CST)
To Vicki and to Jim's children and grandchildren - please accept our heartfelt condolences about Jimâ€™s loss.
Vicki, you and Jim made a great couple. Pam and I always enjoyed talking with you both about any subject. Jim struck me as a very smart guy who always had a well thought out opinion on any topic, whether you agreed with him or not.
Although I hate to imagine your grief right now, Iâ€™m so glad that you and Jim found each other. It may seem to be a cruel irony that you only had a few years together, but as painful as this time may be for you, just remember that you were able to bring each other happiness for the last few years of Jim's life, and you were there for him when he needed you at the end.
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