Michael Joseph Mecila, Sr.
December 7, 1948 - February 24, 2018
Michael Joseph Mecila Sr., 69 of Brazil, Indiana passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 24, 2018 after a brief illness. Mike was born December 7, 1948 to the late Joseph Mecila and Marion (Anderson) Mecila. Mike was raised by his father, Joseph and step-mother, Opal (Dahn) Mecila.
Mike enjoyed life maintaining The Mecila Ranch property, he also enjoyed football, Nascar, QVC, and spending time with his heart and joy, his grandchildren!
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a celebration of his life announced at a later date.
I couldn’t help but remember when Mikey joined our family so many years ago. When I would stay with grandma and grandpa Dahn we’d drive into town from the farm and visit aunt Opal and play with Mikey. When he joined the service I followed his career and when you guys got married I remember how marvelous it was. Then the children and grandchildren. And your grounds with the beautiful trees and pond. Many good years! He’s another cousin that I will miss in my heart. My condolences to all of you. He should have had a lot more years.
It was an honor to work for Captain Mecila. He was a true leader and was appreciated by many. He was very fair and always had a smile on his face and had a kind word. He will be truly missed. Prayers to the family.
Only knowing Mike through my friendship online with Diana I have realized what a wonderful man he was. Any man that has such a loving family surrounding him is rich indeed. I would have loved to have met this man. I have so enjoyed reading about him, his wife, and family, as well as their get-togethers through my online friendship with Diana. But then again I may meet him in Heaven when I get there because he surely is there and has been greeted warmly by Our Savior.