OBITUARY

Dean Patrick Mikeska

March 17, 1940February 9, 2021
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Dean Patrick Mikeska, age 80 of Rogers, peacefully passed away Tuesday, February 9th in a Temple hospital surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21st at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple from 4:00-6:00. Funeral services will be Monday, February 22nd at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cyclone at 11:00 a.m.

He was born on March 17, 1940 to Ed and Emily Mikeska in Temple, Texas. Dean was a graduate of Rogers High School, the class of 1958. Growing up on a farm near Rogers, he developed a love and passion for farming and agriculture. He attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agronomy in 1962. During college he served in the National Guard. After graduating, he returned home to the family farm and began his dream of farming and ranching. A few years later, on October 8, 1966 he married his lovely wife Florence Green at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cyclone, Texas. Together they raised a family and were side by side for 54 years of marriage.

Dean’s love for farming was evident with his hard work ethic and his natural creative ability to engineer and come up with innovative ideas to solve many a farming issue. Through the years, many crops were planted and harvested with his knowledge, guidance and expertise. While he truly loved farming, his greatest joy was the cattle ranching part of the business. When his son Steven followed in his footsteps and began working with him on the farm, he was pleased, grateful and proud. Dean was awarded the Outstanding Young Farmer’s Award by Temple Jaycee’s in 1969 and was an active member in many community organizations such as: St. Matthew’s Catholic Church of Rogers, Knights of Columbus of Temple, Texas Farm Bureau, SPJST Lodge 47, Rogers ISD School Board (7 years), East Bell Boosters (charter member) and Elm Creek Watershed (board member).

He also had a love for hunting and was an avid and enthusiastic deer and wild game hunter. Dean would travel near and far for a good deer hunt. Some of his favorite hunts were in Colorado, Africa and New Zealand. It wasn’t just the joy of hunting that he cherished, but the many years of fellowship with his extended family and buddies.

Dean had a fun-loving spirit and “the gift of gab”. He would strike up a conversation with just about anybody that would talk to him. He could talk about a variety of topics, but his favorite subjects were farming, ranching and hunting.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling to many beautiful places. In his later years, they traveled to a lot of different destinations, but one of his favorites was when they went to the Czech Republic where they met and visited with his distant relatives. He was proud of his Czech heritage.

Dean will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents Emily and Ed Mikeska and his brother Gene Mikeska. He is survived by his wife Florence, his daughter Stephanie Mikeska Honeycutt of Leander, son Steven Mikeska and wife Melissa of Rogers, five grandchildren Emily Honeycutt, Ashley Honeycutt, Meredith Mikeska, Dylan Mikeska, Justin Marshall and wife Michelle, two sisters Sandra Vrba of Richmond, Linda Mikeska of Houston and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Association, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church of Rogers Building Fund or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Diann Bartek

February 28, 2021

Flo, I am so sorry for your loss.

Karen Turner

February 26, 2021

I will always remember how he would make a quite room on our ship become loud with laughter When we were touring the Rhine River in Germany a few years back Love it.

Jolene Regan

February 22, 2021

Condolences to Florence and all the Mikeska family.
Although I haven’t seen Dean in many years, I have many fond memories of the time I spent with Linda at the farm when we were in our late teens. Dean was mostly working, but like his mom, he was always ready for a “party”! It must have been a July 4th ‘get-together’ that I still picture him riding his lawnmower handing out Pearl beer to everyone! Always the great host!
I know you all have many fond memories of your time with Dean and he will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers go to you all at this difficult time.
Jolene (Wied) Regan


Leslie Callahan

February 22, 2021

Florence and Stephen I am so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Dean and I traded cattle since 1994 when I was just a young kid and he trusted me all these years. Shipped cattle just last Friday and traded with him up until his passing. He loved to trade and I loved trading with him. We always talked the markets and hunting which we both enjoyed. I will miss him greatly, he was truly one of a kind.

Leslie

Linda Cobb Myers

February 21, 2021

So sorry for your loss Florence.

irene kostroun

February 21, 2021

Florence, you and your family are in my prayers. He will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know him, Please give Steven and Stephanie my sympathys, Irene Kostroun

Larry Graf

February 20, 2021

Saddened to hear of Dean’s passing, my prayers for comfort and peace to Steven, Flo and all the family. Dean was always such a hoot to call on during my years in the Ag service industry. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP my friend.🙏🙏

Katherine Lenart

February 20, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Bill Irish

February 16, 2021

Flo and Family,

We were truly saddened to read of Dean's passing. We did not
keep up with one another very close, but I have memories of him
being my "roommate" at Texas A & M.

Our prayers go out to you and the Family.

Bill and Elaine Irish

Randy Sheila Vanessa Tucker

February 11, 2021

Sending our deepest condolences. Praying for peace and comfort at this time.

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