Michael J. Sykora

Michael J. Sykora
November 25, 1961 – June 18, 2019

Michael John Sykora, age 57, of Omaha died at home on June 18, 2019.  He was born November 25th, 1961 in Yankton, South Dakota to Ralph Charles and Lavonne Elizabeth (Eggerling) Sykora.  He was raised on the family farm and first attended Highland Country School until its closure, after which he attended Public School in Springfield, South Dakota where he graduated high school in 1980.  Michael then attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he was enrolled in studies to become a math teacher, and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.  He was involved in the food and hospitality industry for most of his adult life; and had a lifelong love of cars and enjoyed working on them.  Michael is survived by a sister, Kathryn (Todd) Walters, nephew Andrew Walters, nieces Brianna Walters (Joe Johnson) and Caitlin (Darrin) Bergers and grandniece Willa; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and infant sister Lori.

VISITATION Saturday June, 22, 2019 at West Center Chapel, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service to follow at 3pm.
FUNERAL MASS will be on Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 205 N. Lidice Street in Tabor, South Dakota with Interment to follow.




  • Rochelle Russell Posted June 23, 2019 2:41 pm

    My condolences to your family. Mike was my neighbor and friend. In the short time we knew each other, he had a friend in me. He will be greatly missed. So will Tracy

    • Todd Walters Posted June 25, 2019 8:50 pm

      Thank you, Rochelle. If it wasn’t for you, it’s hard telling how long it may have been before we knew something had happened.

  • Bernard Williams Posted September 26, 2023 12:24 am

    My condolences is for a great friend who was the best man in my second marriage. Mike you will forever be missed.

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