Obituary: Rodney Mikus


January 3, 1956 – December 30, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Rodney Mikus, age 65, late of Schererville, IN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Loving husband of Arlene J. Smolen, nee Skubisz. Devoted father of Angela Dawn (James T.) Yeargan, Shirley (Michael Moore) Blake, Rodney (Jessica) Mikus; step-father of Suzanne (Jeffrey) Windish, Robert Smolen, Rebecca (Jon) Gale, and Michelle (Mark) Wrzeszcz. Dear brother of Beverly Coderre, Roy (Karen) Mikus, Ronnie Mikus, Richard (Ellen) Mikus, Sandy Jesse and the late Raymond Mikus. Beloved grandfather and great-grandfather of many, as well as the kind uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Frances Mikus.

Memorial visitation will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial prayer service at 12:30 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane. Rodney was a proud United States Navy Veteran.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Amvets, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, are greatly appreciated.

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