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Ronald Andrew “Mike” Mika, 72, a resident of Baton Rouge, La., and former resident of Salem, N.H., passed away on September 7, 2017. He graduated from Salem High School in Salem, N.H., in 1963, and attended Louisiana State University. While attending LSU, he met the love of his life, Ann Buquet, and they were married for 52 years. Mike loved to fly and was interested in experimental aircraft along with his best friend, John Garruto; LSU Tiger Football; fishing at his Grand Isle camp with family and friends; and was known among his friends as quite the “MacGuyver” with electronics. Because of his unique talent with electronics, he started and maintained proprietorship of System Service Co., a subsidiary of Audio of Baton Rouge, Inc. in 1967. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Joseph Mika and Amy Goldfield Mika of Salem, N.H., and his son, Henri Andre Mika of Chicago, Ill. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ann Buquet Mika; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jo Mika of Salem, N.H.; a niece, Lori Crutchfield of Salem, N.H.; his son, Allen Mika and daughter-in-law, Denise Mika of Huffman, Texas; daughter-in-law, Jami Mika of Zeeland, Mich.; and longtime SSC Technician, Kirk Fryou.
A bench side memorial took place at Resthaven Funeral Home on August 15, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, donor #11064753 at 800-822-6344 in his memory. The family also wishes to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Carl Luikart and Judi Hicks Drell, who have given us the needed warm support and special friendship and our Angel Ladies who took great care of Mike for the past six months. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published on  September 13, 2017
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