August Floyd Miklovic of Caro, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his home. Gus was born December 29, 1916 in Caro, the son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Hesko) Miklovic. He was united in marriage with the former Ella Pollak on June 1, 1940 in Caro. She preceded him in death on February 12, 1996. Gus was the youngest of four brothers who farmed together all their lives. He also worked many winters at Hills Orchard. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, camping, card games and playing his accordion. In his youth, he was a pitcher for the Akron Aces. He also bowled with his brothers in a bowling league, and won the State Doubles Championship with Carmon Inglis in 1972-73. Gus served on the Almer Township Board as trustee, and also served as a member of the Tuscola County Soil Conservation Board. In his later, years, meeting with the morning coffee group and playing euchre in the afternoon at the Caro Golf Course became important activities. He also took up the hobby of beekeeping which provided a supply of honey for family and friends alike. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends who knew him.
Gus is survived by one daughter, Judy Dunton and her husband, Ken of Caro; one son, Jody Miklovic of Caro; four grandchildren, Teri Baker and Jeff Zoellner of Canton, Tim & Jennifer Baker of Oak Park, Illinois, Stefanie & Jason Nadeau of Marquette, Scott & Crystal Miklovic of Caro; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Loretta Miklovic of Caro; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ledge, William and Ludy; and five sisters-in-law.
In keeping with Gus' wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial luncheon will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Caro United Methodist Church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Miklovic Family Discretionary Fund, c/o 205 West Sherman St., Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.