Robert Raymond Mickus, 94

Robert Raymond Mickus, 94, of Sacramento, CA, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Bob was born in New Prague on November 19, 1917. While in school, he played football, basketball and baseball. Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941, Bob was sent to the Army Cereal and Baked Products Division in Chicago, and developed C-rations and other food products for the troops. He continued work on various cereal-related foods until he was

discharged in 1945 as a Captain. He married Myrtle Schuhr in 1944. In 1948, they moved to Sacramento, working for the California Rice research director. Bob went on to invent numerous rice product processes and obtained several patents. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Port of Sacramento. He was an active member of the West Sacramento Rotary and twice won the Paul Harris award. Bob served as president of the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and served as foreman of the Sacramento County Grand Jury.

He is survived by a brother Karl; two daughters Jane Mickus and Lynn Walters; son-in-law Bruce Walters; granddaughters Richlyn Dehner and Ashley Walters; grandson-in-law Matt Dehner; and great-grandsons Brayden and Nathan Dehner.

He was preceded in death by his wife; and siblings Mildred, Rita and Harold.

Private services were held by the family.

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