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January 16, 1942 February 22, 2019
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LAVONNA “PUNKY” MIKOLAJEWSKI, age 77, of Piqua, went home to be with the Lord Friday February 22, 2019 at 9:27 A.M. at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. She was born January 16, 1942 in Gastonia, N.C. to the late Newton G. and Verna Mae (Rayfield) Cissner. She married Stephen H. “Doc” Mikolajewski November 16, 1974 in Piqua. He preceded her in death May 9, 2009.

She is survived by one son & daughter-in-law: Joe & Holly Mikolajewski, Piqua; one daughter & son-in-law: Glynda & Landon Swartz, Piqua; one sister: Mary John Hawkins, NC; seven grandchildren: Kyrstan Mikolajewski, Kendall Mikolajewski, Kamryn Mikolajewski, Luke Swartz, Matthew Swartz, Jacob Swartz, Lauryn Swartz. She was preceded in death by one sister: Yvonne Johnson, one great grandson: Harrison Bailey.

Lavonna graduated from Covington High School in 1960. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua. She like playing slots, hanging out with the Heart sisters, going on cruises and to the movies. She especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She was employed as a nurse’s aide at Piqua Memorial Hospital and also worked for Hartzell Veneer. After having children, she became a homemaker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday February 28, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua with Rev. Fr. Frank Keferl officiating. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-8 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.

Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua Catholic Adopt a Student Parish Offices 310 S. Downing St. Piqua, OH 45356 or Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter 31 W. Whipp Rd. Dayton, OH 45459.

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Cemetery Details


Forest Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

8660 N. State Route 66
Piqua, OH 45356

8660 N. State Route 66 Piqua 45356 OH
United States

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