John A. Miaso

GLADSTONE – John A. Miaso, 95, of 430 25th St., Gladstone, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at home.

John was born July 13, 1918, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Anna Miaso. John graduated from Farragut High School in Chicago. He joined the United States Army in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was a technical sergeant and expert with the Browning auto rifle. Honors include the World War II Victory Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Service Stripe American Defense Ribbon, American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Theater and Bronze Battle Star Philippine Liberation.

John was united in marriage to Angeline Zelek at St. Casimir Church, in Chicago, on Oct. 26, 1947. Together the couple made their home and raised their family in Chicago. John was employed and retired from International Harvester, with over 45 years of service. John was very devoted to his family. John and Angeline moved to Gladstone in 2007 because of their love of the U.P. and to enjoy the northern wildlife. Angeline preceded John in death on Jan. 10, 2012.

John was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone. At Saint Casmir’s Parish, Chicago, he was a member of Holy Name Society, Polish National Alliance, and Christian Youth Organization (CYO). His hobbies included golfing, bowling, watching and listening to football and baseball. John also enjoyed working in his home and around his yard. He loved people and Polish music.

Survivors include son, Ronald (Jacqueline) Miaso of Perkins; daughter, Donna (Paul) Cavallaro of Itasca, Ill; sisters-in-law, Bertha Barnett of Huntington, W.V., Stella Grablick of Lincoln Park, Mich., Agnes Griges of Battle Creek, Mich., Jenny (Stanley) Frayer of Oak Hill, W.V., Camilla Zelek of Oak Hill, W.V.; many nieces and nephews survive John.

In addition to his parents and wife Angeline, John was preceded in death by sisters, Sr. Julia-C.R. Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection and Victoria Obrycki; brother, Joseph Miaso; nephew, Don Obrycki; sister-in-law, Helen Beiner and Frances Miaso; brothers-in-law, John Griges, John Zelek, Albert Grablick, Raymond “Buzz” Barnett Howard Berry, and Paul Obrycki; mother and father-in-law, John and Agnes Zelek.

John’s family will receive friends on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military rites conducted by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71 will follow at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Church Parish Hall. Burial will follow at the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. The Miaso family would like to give special thanks to John’s caregivers, Bonnie Griggs and Eileen Stebbins and all the other caregivers at Great Northern. Please visit where you can express your sympathy to the Miaso family.