Army Cpl. Joseph P. Micks, age 22, of Rapid River, died Saturday July 8, 2006 as a result of injuries sustained in combat operations while faithfully serving in Iraq.
Joe was born October 18, 1983, in Tacoma, WA, the son of Kenneth and Amy (Brunette) Micks. Joe was a 2002 Rapid River High School graduate and was dually enrolled at the Bay de Noc Community College during his senior year at Rapid River. Joe went on to attend Baker College in Owasso, MI before enlisting in the United States Army National Guard. Joe eventually became a full active duty soldier and was stationed in Germany with the United States Army Engineering Battalion. Shortly before his deployment to Iraq, in November of 2005, Joe married the former Ramona Mindt, in Germany where Ramona currently resides. Joe is remembered as being a very intelligent, generous, kind- hearted young man who had a strong willingness to help others. He achieved high academic honors in high school, tutored fellow students and was a member and alter server at the St. Charles Church in Rapid River. Joe was a member of the local Boy Scouts organization where he gained high honors as an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed playing golf, playing and managing basketball and collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia. Joe will be deeply missed by family and friends and always remembered for his selfless sacrifices made to his country.
In addition to his loving wife Ramona, Joe is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Amy Micks of Rapid River:
1 Brother: Andrew