Jon Karl Mihalick, 67, born Nov. 1, 1942, in Pueblo, was called home to the Lord May 19, 2010, after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Kathryn Mihalick. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Joanie; children, Margie (Tim) Montgomery of Mohave Valley, Ariz., Jim (Lori) Mihalick of San Diego, Calif. and Suzy (Bryan) Vert of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Heather Boyd, Jordan and Julianna Mihalick, Dillan Montgomery and Tyler Vert; great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Boyd; brothers, David (Joan) Mihalick of Pueblo and Tony (June) Mihalick of Orange, Calif.; brother-in-law, Jack (Brenda) Klun of Vernal, Utah; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Jon was actively involved with community organizations such as the Pueblo Ham Club, Pueblo Woodturners and 4-H. He was a 4-H leader for 15 years. He and Joan received the honor of Outstanding 4-H Leaders in 2001. Jon retired, in 2004, from the Rail Finish Department at CF&I/Rocky Mountain Steel after 40 years of service. Jon enjoyed spending his days, especially after retirement, working with wood. He loved turning wood on his lathe, making crafts and gifts for friends and family, and making anything that anybody happened to mention they need. He enjoyed sharing his art with others at craft shows, the Woodturners Club and the Colorado State Fair. Jon's love of working with wood began at a young age and continued through his entire life. His wisdom, sense of humor, love of family and his warm-hearted personality will be missed by many. Viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. today in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with the Rev. Fr. Ben Bacino as celebrant. The family requests the omission of food. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. We so enjoyed John during your visit at Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary’s 50th. John was a real fighter and we are so sorry to loose him.

  2. What a wonderful man. Such a sweet, kind spirit about him. He loved his family so much and was a strong, creative, hardworking, admirable man. We know he is in a wonderful place with our Lord.

    I pray for Joan and his children and grandchildren that they may feel God’s love and strength during this time of separation.

    Love, Sharon Banker

  3. Uncle Jon will be missed. He loved his children and loved his grandchildren even more! It makes me smile when I remember the summers we use to visit, as a child and then with my family as an adult! Tony (my dad) is looking more and more like Jon each day! My prayers are with you … Until we all meet again! I love you!

  4. Dear Joan, Margie, Jim and Suzi,
    I remember Jon from our family reunions when we would visit
    Pueblo and the Rupar side of the family. I can still see his
    gentle smile and will always remember his kindness. He was so easy going.
    My prayers are with you and your family on such a great loss.
    Sincerely,
    Marilyn Rupar

  5. Joan,Margie,Jim and Suzi – I was so sorry to hear about Jon. I know he was a very caring person because I watched him for many many years with the hundreds of 4-H members that he helped. He will certainly be missed by the 4-H community as a past leader and judge in our program. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Carol

  6. Joan and Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know Jon was a wonderful husband and father and he will be missed dearly. My prayers are with all of you and I miss you all very much!
    Love,
    Kellie

  7. Joanie, Margie, Jimmy, Susie, and families our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We can only imagine what a void this will put in your daily lifes but all of you have such great memories to cherish and they will be there forever. Jack, Velma and family

  8. Thoughts go out to you and yours on this day where the memories burn bright and may the happiest of those memories be with you always and for ever.

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