Racine County Supervisor and former County Board chairman Michael Miklasevich died early Sunday morning at Wheaton-Franciscan Hospital after a brief battle with acute t-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.
Miklasevich represented Mt. Pleasant on the county board since 1996, and was chair from 2006 to 2008.
He was a member of the Make A Difference Day Committee, which won national honors from 1995 – 2000 and a member of the Greater Racine delegation in 2003 when Racine was named an All America City. He was nationally involved with the Children’s Shrine Hospitals, and an active member of the Tripoli Shrine Club, the Racine Shrine Club, Racine Masons, and Milwaukee Court #101 of the Jesters. Mike was a member of St. Richard’s Catholic Church and served on the Holy Name Elementary School Board.
Miklasevich retired as Manager of Case Credit, North America, and was owner of M & M Investments. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, an aunt in Pennsylvania and an uncle in Washington. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.
County Executive William McReynolds said, “We have lost an outstanding person in Mike. He was a close friend, great mentor, quietly generous and devoted to the County Board. I always saw Mike as the type of guy who wanted to do the right thing."