Sad news for the Class of 1964... Thank You, Pam, for the notice. May the Lord comfort the family I pray.
Just wanted you to know that the BHS Class of 1964 has lost another dear classmate...Mike Jelen passed away shortly before Christmas...Mike was a great guy, very intelligent and had a good sense of humor. Mike was in Miss Imbach's Senior English Class with Jon and me and he used to join us at the weekly "Monday Night Football" gatherings at Sam Licursi's apartment in the early 1970's..He will definitely be missed by his family and friends...
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I thought you would want to know that Mike Jelen died before Christmas of heart disease, a complication of his diabetes. His sister called me and said that a memorial will be planned for January or February. I will let you know. I know you aren't doing a regular newsletter, but in case you put one out in the next few months, you can feel free to include this info.
JANUARY 17, 2013 UPDATE
Michael William Jelen
May 31, 1946 - December 13, 2012
Michael William Jelen was born on May 31, 1946, in Hettinger, North Dakota, on May 31, 1946. Michael’s family was by his side as he died at Kaiser Hospital in Irvine, CA. He had fought the battle of Congestive Heart Failure with complications from Diabetes for over 4 years. Mike was the only son and second child of Charlotte Marie (Schumacher) Jelen and Ernest Michael Jelen.
When Michael was just a baby the family moved to Los Angeles, CA. The family lived in Roger Young Village for a few years and later settled in Burbank, CA. Mike attended St. Finbar’s Grade School, Bellarmine Jefferson High School and graduated from Burbank High School before earning his A.A. Degree in Accounting from Los Angeles Valley College. He worked in and owned his own computer services businesses that specialized in high speed printing.
Mike moved to Orange County, CA, approximately twelve years ago. He was able to visit with his family often, study history and enjoy college football games on Saturday afternoons.
Mike is survived by his three daughters: Michelle Jelen, Nicole Jelen and Bridget Alves. In addition, Mike leaves his younger sister, Kathy (Jelen) John Coultas, and older sister, Charlanne (Jelen) Paul Nee, and his niece Jennifer (Coultas) Donovan and her family and his nephews: Phil, Andy and Paul Coultas. Mike was very proud of the many accomplishments of each of his daughters. This last summer he was able to travel with his family to his youngest daughter’s graduation from the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA.
You are invited to join Michael’s family in a Celebration of his Life .
On Sunday, February 17th, 2013
From 2 – 5 p.m.,
At 7003 East Roundup Way
Orange, CA 92869
Please RSVP to (714) 633-7674, by February 9th, if you plan to attend.