Elmer T. Micklash, 100 of Bad Axe, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 24, 2021, at his residence while under hospice care.
He was born on November 8, 1920, in Detroit to the late Theodore and Anna (Warchoch) Micklash. He was united in marriage to the former Beatrice Kubacki on May 17, 1941, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Smith Corners. Beatrice preceded Elmer in death on August 27, 2020, after more than 79 years of marriage.
Elmer attended Kelly School in Ubly through the eighth grade. He farmed together with his wife until 1985 and often reminisced about his early farming years working behind a team of horses. During most of that period he also worked in manufacturing in both Elkton and Pigeon as a die setter. Elmer was a former member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Smith Corners where he was an active member of the Holy Name Society. He was a current parishioner of St. John Catholic Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Ubly. Elmer enjoyed playing Euchre, watching Tiger baseball, and traveling to visit with his loving family. His niece Valerie Kubacki was a special caregiver for her uncle during his time of need.
Elmer is survived by two daughters; Charlotte (George) Romzek of Deckerville, and Patricia (Ronald) Schenk of Bad Axe; three sons, Kenneth (Theresa) of South Lyon, Thomas (Jeanne) of West Columbia, South Carolina, and Robert (Karen) Micklash of Fort Mills, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Elmer was preceded in death by his brother Ernest Micklash.
Due to current circumstances related to the pandemic and the concern for everyone’s health and safety, Elmer’s funeral mass will be a private service held at St. John Catholic Church. The family hopes that everyone understands.
Memorial donations in Elmer’s memory may be made directly to Good Shepherd Parish, St. John Catholic Church in Ubly.
Please visit www.smigielskifuneralhomes.com to express your sympathy and sign the guest book for Elmer’s family.