Donna Mikel, 65, Daycare provider
Donna Mikel, a former Forest Park resident, died Feb. 6, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev. She was 65.
Mikel was born and raised in Oak Park and in her early adult years lived with her husband and four children on the 600 block of Beloit in Forest Park. She was active in the “Newcomers Club” of Forest Park and was in a bowling league at Circle Lanes. For more than 25 years, Mikel worked as a daycare provider.
In 2003, she moved to Pahrump, Nev., so that she’d “never have to have a shovel in the garage.” While in Pahrump, she provided in-home care for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Mikel was active in the Forest Park area Moose Lodge, and later joined the Pahrump, Nev., chapter. Over the last 10 years, she served various officer roles in the Women of the Moose, including chaplain and senior regent. Mikel became a strong supporter of the American Cancer Society and participated in the Relay for Life.
She is survived by her husband, George Mikel; her mother, Lorraine Phillips; children, Kathy Lincicum of Juda, Wis., Don Zelenko of Brookfield, and Patty Olson of Forest Park; nieces, Tracy Foronda and Christine Fairbanks; grandchildren, James, Matthew and Joanna Lincicum of Juda, Wis., and Christian Olson of Forest Park; and many cousins.
Mikel was preceded in death by her father, Donald Tracy; a daughter, Denise Zelenko; her nephew, Ronald Funk; a brother, Ronald Tracy; and sister, Pat Funk.
Burial services were held in Pahrump, Nev., on Feb. 14 where she lived with her husband.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m., at United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield, in Oak Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
John P. Clark, 85, Parishioner of St. Bernardine’s Church
John “Jack” P. Clark, 85, of Forest Park, has died. He was an active member of St. Bernardine’s Church and a regular at the Howard Mohr Community Center. For more than 35 years, Clark worked as a financial advisor for IBM in Chicago.
Clark is survived by his wife, Georgina; four children, John, Laurie Pascua, Lynn Fielden and Edward Fielden; his grandchildren, Michael, Joshua, Kristen, Lindsay, Taylor, Courtney and Shelby; a sister, Mary Hriljac and several nieces and nephews.
He had survived a wife, Lorraine; a daughter, Gail Kwiatkowski; and a brother, Michael.
Funeral services were held under the direction of Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 Madison.