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Peru Alderman Mikyska dies

Posted by wlpo on May 12, 2011

A longtime Peru alderman has died.  66 year old Joe Mikyska, alderman of the second ward died Thursday after being hospitalized at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley Wednesday.  He had recently been ill.

Mikyska was appointed to the council in 1999.  Over the years he served as Finance Committee Chairman and Airport Committee Chairman.  He most recently had been appointed to the Public Property Committee.

Former alderman Jack O’Beirne served in the second ward with Mikyska and says there couldn’t have been a better guy.  He says he always felt like Mikyska should have run for mayor.

Funeral services for Mikyska are pending with the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

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