Clarence C. Mikl, age 66 of Bloomer, Wis., passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
He was born on March 6, 1957, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Clarence J. and Beryl (Downey) Mikl. He married Janice Morley on Dec. 3, 1977, and they had five children. Clancy worked at Northwest Telephone Company in Tomah, Wis., Marquip Inc., in Phillips, Wis., and Spectrum Industries in Chippewa Falls as an install foreman for over 20 years, retiring in 2019. He was an avid hunter and fisherman in all seasons. He established “Da Famous Mikl Deer Camp” at his hunting land in New Auburn, and built himself a bunkhouse which he enjoyed in his retirement. He shared his love for the outdoors with his grandchildren, including hunting, camping, and showing them how maple syrup is harvested and made. He was a true American patriot, and a Packers, Brewers, and Badgers fan.
Clancy was a Boy Scout leader for many years, and a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer and the Knights of Columbus. He was a true handyman and taught his kids how to fix their own vehicles among other things. Clancy loved being helpful and was always willing to lend a hand - even if it was just drinking a beer and “overseeing” things (telling them they were doing it wrong). He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with his family and friends. As Clancy used to say, “Bottom line is” he will truly be missed.
Clarence is survived by his wife Janice of 45 years, his children: Levi (Emily) Mikl of Eau Claire, Wis., Jolynn (Matt) Ringgenberg of Salt Lake City, Utah, Cody (Mollie) Mikl of Minneapolis, Minn., Courtney (Ross) VanZeeland of Green Bay, Wis., and Seth (Christina) Mikl of Bloomer; 10 grandchildren: Caleb, Ethan, Noah Mikl, and Adriana Sanchez, Dev and Diya Mikl, Roman and Berkley VanZeeland, Seth Jr., Maverick Mikl (and one on the way); siblings: Bonnie Mikl, Sandy Loew, Rick (Jeanette) Mikl, Jim (Stephanie) Mikl, Bernie (Earl) Hassemer, Marianne “Micky” (Larry) Burkum, and Vergene (Kevin) Knudson; brother-in-law, Bryan Morley; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends and acquaintances. Clancy befriended nearly everyone he met.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley, with visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Friday evening at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Interment of ashes will be at the North Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com