LEONARD R. “LEN MIKOL” MIKOLAJCZAK age 78, beloved husband for 27 years of Marilyn (Cercek) Mikolajczak (nee Drowns); loving father of Karen and Janice Mikolajczak, Susan Stogsdill (husband Rodney), Lisa Finch and stepfather of Lisa Cercek (partner Paula Cohen), Lynn Cercek (Michael Evanoski) and Leslie Flowers (husband George); devoted grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of 1; cherished son of the late Casimir and Lottie (nee Graczyk); dearest brother of the late Raymond (wife Maryann); dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle of many. U.S. Navy Veteran. Len was a longtime employee and funeral director assistant for both Zevnik-Cosic and DeJohn Funeral Homes.
Len was born on April 8, 1943 and passed away on February 15, 2022. He grew up in Chicago and served in the US Navy after high school. Len was a business school college graduate and worked in management in both Illinois and Ohio. Len was a truly devoted employee and funeral director assistant to both Zevnik-Cosic and DeJohn Funeral Homes. He was a lover of both Polka and Rock & Roll music and was extremely passionate about playing his drums in bands during his time in Chicago. In his retirement, he loved golfing with friends and spending time with his family. Len was hardworking, dedicated, loyal and devoted to his faith and his wife. He was a good man who touched the lives of many with his humor. Len will be missed dearly and remembered in the hearts of all.
Contributions may be made in memory of Len to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church 15519 Holmes Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110, or Shore Haven Lutheran Church 280 E. 222nd St, Cleveland, OH 44123.
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Collinwood at 11AM. Burial following with Military Honors at Crown Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Len at THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91). MONDAY 3-5PM & 6-8PM and at THE CHURCH TUESDAY MORNING 10-11AM.
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Marc F. Burr
I had the pleasure of working with Len at funerals. We always had fun yakking and giving each other a hard time. I’m going to miss him. He always greeted me a smile.
My sentiments exactly, Marc. Well said. Len was a great guy, and will be missed!
I will miss Len on the golf course. He was fun to be with and a good man. May he rest in peace.
We were extremely sorry to hear about Len. He was a one of a kind guy! Marsha and I will miss working funerals and calling hours with him. Marilyn, we are so sorry we will miss the funeral, but please know we will be thinking about you and the family. With sincere condolences , Dan and Marsha Joyce
Marilyn, we are heartbroken to hear about Len and so sorry for your loss. He was a genuine and loving individual whose cheerful spirit will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as we share your loss.
Marc and Suzzanne Murray
I enjoyed playing golf with Len and his humor. I called him “Stump” because his is the only person that could hit a drive that landed on a tree stump. You are missed Len!
Thanks for being you and bringing out the best of us at All Souls.
Sorry for Your Loss Marilyn & Family,
Going to miss Len, so grateful to have known him (good guy), God Bless Him..Rest in Peace Buddy.