November 15, 1945 – May 5, 2019
Mike passed away on May 5, 2019 at the age of 73 after a courageous battle with throat cancer. His career began at the Bank of America as a teenager. He was drafted into the Army at the age of 21 and was deployed to Vietnam specializing in radio electronics. After serving his country he returned to his banking career and retired from the Bank of America as the Clovis Branch Manager. In 1989, he purchased the ACE Hardware store in Prather, CA which is still owned and operated by his family.
Mike was a no-nonsense kind of guy with great wit and a sense of humor. He had a fantastic mind and a vast inherent knowledge of all aspects of building and finance. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and associated with him.
He is survived by his wife Pam, his sons; Steve (Irene), Pat (Cyndi) and Kevin and his three beautiful granddaughters; Allyson, Kourtney and Ella. He is also survived by his three sisters; Suzanne Stolle (Mike), Sharmayne Sikora (Dennis Prindiville), Teresa Apodaca (Ralph) and eleven nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his first wife; Nancy, his parents; Joseph and Frances Sikora and his nephew Bryan Stolle.
A Visitation for Mike will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Boice Funeral Home, 308 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, California 93612.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 McCabe Road, Santa Nella, California 95322.
Any Remembrances in Mike's honor can be made to Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite #101, Fresno, California 93711.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.boicefuneralhome.com for the Sikora family.
- Pam Sikora, Wife
- Steven Sikora, Son
- Irene Sikora, Daughter-in-law
- Patrick Sikora, Son
- Cyndi Sikora, Daughter-in-law
- Kevin Sikora, Son
- Suzanne Stolle, Sister
- Mike Stolle, Brother-in-law
- Sharmayne Sikora, Sister
- Teresa Apodaca, Sister
- Ralph Apodaca, Brother-in-law
- Allyson Sikora, Granddaughter
- Kourtney Sikora, Granddaughter
- Ella Sikora, Granddaughter
2490 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite #101, Fresno, California 93711
- Visitation Tuesday, May 14, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, May 16, 2019
May 20, 2019
What beautiful family photos. What a wonderful legacy Mike left. I remember Mike always entertaining every request to support the schools and the community. Such a generous heart, but always put me through my paces to make a compelling presentation that would warrant his support. He delivered excellence in every endeavor and expected the same of others. Mike, you made everyone you met a better person for having known you; thank you. You’ll be missed but never forgotten. Praying for your family in this tough transition. ❤️
May 10, 2019
I have known Mike since 1989. He and I were both former bankers that went into business. Mike was a humble man who gave to our community in many different ways. Mike was an organizer of the Rotary Club of Auberry Intermountain and a past President. Mike was also a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Mike was always to be counted on when a donation was needed for any community event. Mike believed in "Service Above Self". Mike was an esteemed member of the Foothill and Mountain communities of Eastern Fresno County. He will be missed. RIP
May 10, 2019
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me? That was a quote from Ayn Rand, and it describes Mike. There are a couple of other words that could be added. Can do. Even facing adversity along the way, he was one of those rare individuals who never side stepped a challenge. Throughout the time we knew him, he was always building. Building a bank career, building a family, building a mountain retreat, helping other people build, and building a successful business. Most of all he built solid relationships along life's path. Mike, there is no doubt you are going to be missed, but your legacy to the family and friends is, if it can be envisioned, it can be done. Facing his greatest challenge he showed us all kindness, strength and dignity. You've worked hard my friend. May God give you eternal rest.
May 8, 2019
My Grandfather was an extraordinary man he was a veteran who saves his country he was a store owner he was always there for me he never said negative things about me he always told me to get good grades in school and stay a way from boys he was a fighter a Survivor a nice man it was fun go over to his and my grandmas house we had a sleepover with my sister and my cousin Ella we ordered pizza and watched tv and played games and talked about life and school when my other sister Zoey came with me to go to my dads house we stopped by the store and my grandpa only called her Joey so now when people at her school say Zoey I say it’s Joey he was a funny man i miss him a lot my friend asked is there anything I can do to help I said not bring up the subject to others it’s none of the business she said ok no one has brought it up since Tuesday which is nice because it’s not something I want to discuss at school with crazy friends people keep telling me you will see him again and he’s in a better place and I say YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW CLOSE WE ARE one friend went trough the same thing I am she said it’s hard now and it will be hard but it will get easier and I told her I know I just didn’t expect it to happen so soo she said he knows you love him and how much you miss him he misses you too my mom says he loves you Allie more than you will ever know you were his first grandchild you will always be his first grandchild too no one can ever take that away from you I miss you Grandpa and I love you so much see you in a while ❤️😭❤️