Kenneth Edward Mikels, kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed from this earth on September 5, 2020.
Ken was born on December 21, 1932 to Kenneth H. and Luella P. (Wolf) Mikels, who have preceded him in death. Ken had four siblings: a sister, Rosalie Haddle (Ray), and a brother, Dennis Mikels, survive; his sisters, Barbara Mikels and Sharon Biddlecomb (Boyd) have also preceded Ken in death.
Ken, a skilled carpenter and contractor, built a glorious life with his wonderful wife of sixty-five years, Marjorie Ann (Baker) Mikels. Together, they built a life they loved with their two children, Vickie Achelpohl (John) and Dean Mikels (Kelly). Ken has six grandchildren that he shared in many adventures: Katie Schauf (Gabe), Kelsie Gregory (Ryan), Tara Frick (Blain), Lauren Harper (Andrew), Carter Mikels, and Ryan Mikels. Two sweet great-granddaughters brightened Ken’s life as well, Greta and Gracie Schauf.
Ken was a proud Korean War Veteran and loved telling stories of his time served. His life as a skilled carpenter and contractor spanned decades. Ken was a perfectionist at his craft. It was his life as a family man that built a lasting legacy. Ken taught kindness and patience through his example. Family could watch him turn a simple everyday occurrence into a glorious adventure through his special magic, woven with patience, humor, and wonder.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, in Fishers. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the funeral home, with an additional visitation one hour prior to the service. Ben Thomas will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent, 2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260; or St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 N. Payne Rd, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
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Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent
8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis IN 46260
St. Vincent Hospice
c/o St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis IN 46260