Thomas R. "Tom" Mika, 61, of Topeka, KS, formerly of Junction City, KS, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 near Topeka, KS. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Xavier Catholic Church with Fr. Kerry Ninemire officiating. The rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. before the memorial service at the church. Burial will follow the funeral at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to St. Xavier Catholic Church, 218 N. Washington Street, Junction City, KS 66441 or to the Junction City Animal Shelter, 2424 N. Jackson St., Junction City, KS 66441.
Tom was born September 28, 1960, in Salina, KS the son of Robert K. and Theresa A. (Wessel) Mika.
Tom graduated from St. Xavier High School with the class of 1978. Tom was an auto mechanic in Junction City for many years. In 2020, he moved to Topeka, KS. Tom worked as a mechanic for the Shawnee Heights School District. He also drove a school bus for the district. He was a member of St. Xavier Catholic Church, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, and the Kansas State Rifle Association. He enjoyed spending time with his dog Daisy, hunting, cutting fire wood, collecting guns, and reloading ammo. He was also a season ticket holder for the Hollywood Casino 500 at the Kansas City Speedway.
He is survived by one son, T.J. Mika; two daughters, Liz Muller (Carl) and Dana Strathman (Jake) all of Junction City, KS; three grandchildren, Cameron, Ry and Holley; one sister, Elaine Watson (Jerry) of Junction City, KS; girlfriend, Chris Farmer of Topeka, KS; nephews, Derek and Adam; nieces, Erin and Erica.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Jeanne Mika.
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