Rudolph J. 'Bud' Mikatich, 96, passed away Feb. 16, 2012, following a brief illness. Born in Pueblo, Aug. 21, 1915, to Nicholas and Frances Mikatich, Bud graduated from Central High School in 1933 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Denver. After serving in the United States Army, Bud was a partner with his brother, Bill, in Mikatich Sign Company. Preceded in death by wife, Verleen; and siblings, Nick, Joe 'Muss,' Helen and Bill Mikatich and Frances Kamby. Bud is survived by his daughter, Catherine 'Carrie' Mikatich; grandsons, Andrew, Gary, and Philip Hartman; stepson, Craig (Carole) Buhlman; stepdaughter, Cristina (Terry) Roybal; step grandchildren, Tristan (Lindsay) and Larisa Roybal; sister, Katherine Kochevar; sister-in-law, Rose Mikatich; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Virginia Walker; and special caregiver, Nancy Wimber. Bud enjoyed his family, friends, golf, music, good conversation, and art. He was a lifelong member of KSKJ St. Joseph's Lodge. Bud was well loved by many and will be missed. A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Wynwood Assisted Living, Minnequa Medicenter, and Dr. Christopher Louie. Inurnment, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Roselawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 311 E. Mesa. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dearest Carrie, I was so sorry to hear this news and unfortunately I heard after the service had taken place. Would really like to get together soon-I’ve been dreaming of you and the house where I spent so much of my childhood.love you always

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Jim was a neighbor to Bud for many years and we enjoyed knowing him so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim & Pat Farrell

  3. I want to wish you all my most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Bud. I got to know him when I would walk home from school as a teenager. He was always so upbeat when ever I would talk with him. He was a very nice man whom I had the opportunity of knowing.

  4. I want to wish you all my most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Bud. I got to know him when I would walk home from school as a teenager. He was always so upbeat when ever I would talk with him. He was a very nice man whom I had the opportunity of knowing.

  5. DEAR BUDDY–OH HOW I MISS YOU. ALL THE FUN AND LAUGHS WE HAD DRIVING TO AND PLAYING ON THE GOLF COURSE. YOU TOLD US MANY TIMES,”HOW CAN A BUNCH OF BLIND GUYS LIKE YOU HELP A BLIND MAN LIKE ME FIND MY GOLF BALLS” I LOVE YOU BUDDY, PHIL

  6. I’ll always remember him as a true gentleman and a very kind-hearted soul. My sincere condolences to his family.

  7. I didn’t know him well. However, what I did know he was a good guy and will be missed by his family. Sorry for the lost.

    Craig Marshall

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