Lawrence Mikulski entered into this world on April 20, 1945 and peacefully passed into the arms of Jesus 76 years later on April, 20, 2021. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Maureen Stapleton Mikulski; parents Stephen & Anne Mikulski; brothers, Robert, Steven, and Paul Mikulski; and sister, Carol Mikulski Trasky. Larry is survived by his wife, Judy Hath Mikulski; children, Cara (Richard) Sauber, Michelle (Michael) Kasper, Scott (Jenny) Mikulski, Jennie (Dennis) Manzano, David (Amber) Hath, Angie (Brett) Ulanch; grandchildren, Lauren (Jennifer) Suggs, Ferando (Marissa) Ortiz, Taylor Suggs, Mycah and Liberty Kasper, Ella, Malen, and Conner Mikulski, Nickalis Salmons, Drake and Maylynne Hath; great-grandchildren Faith, Skylar and Julian Suggs, Vera Ortiz, and Ruby McCall; several brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews; and beloved dog, Sparky. Larry graduated from West Catholic High School in 1964. He joined the Navy and proudly served from 1964 – 1968. He is a Vietnam veteran and received many military honors. After working for DeKorne’s furniture for 20 years, Larry then worked for 23 years for Lowell Area Schools as Transportation Director. He served in many other areas for the district including managing custodial, security, grounds, and construction. Larry was very active in the Lowell Community. He enjoyed planning the Expo, several parades, and as a senior volunteer police patrol. Larry called St Mary’s church home for over 50 years. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and many other areas of church life. Larry loved golf and was a member of Arrowhead Golf course for over 40 years. He enjoyed league golf as well as his Tuesday geezer golf. Larry was a kind and caring man. Service along with family, community and country was important to him. He was proud of all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Larry is deeply loved and missed profoundly. A life well lived, always a sailor at heart. Fair winds and following seas. Visitation with the family will be held from 10 – 11 AM on Friday, April 23, 2021 with a memorial mass following at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 402 Amity St., Lowell Michigan, 49331, with Fr. Aaron Ferris officiating. Masks and social distancing will be required. Interment will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be directed in Larry’s honor to either the Pink Arrow Project, Lowell Pink Arrow Pride c/o Lowell Community Wellness P.O. Box 246 Lowell, MI 49331 or Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St. E, Lowell, MI 49331.
Larry’s smile and warmth filled every room that he entered. May his smile and warmth proceed him into heaven.