MADISON — Peter P. Mimick Jr., a longtime Madison auto dealer, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Countryside Home at the age of 84.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church with burial in the parish cemetery and military rites by American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763 and the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church with a rosary at 7 p.m. under the direction of Resseguie Funeral Home. The Rev. James de Ande will officiate.
Peter P. Mimick Jr. was born July 5, 1928, at Columbus, the son of Peter P. and Rose M. (Siemek) Mimick Sr. He attended school in Columbus at St. Bonaventure and then served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1951.
He then started Mimick Motor Co. in Madison in 1951 and operated this business until the end of February 2005. While in the car business, Peter served on the National Ford Dealers Council and was a member of the Nebraska New Car Dealers Association. He also owned several land development companies in Arizona, South Dakota and numerous places in Nebraska, along with several car rental agencies in Colorado and Nebraska.
.500Peter married Charlotte Mae Weiland Prechel on Oct. 31, 1955, at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church.
He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post 35; served on the board of directors for Mount Marty College, Yankton; was a director, vice president and president of Northeast Community College Foundation for 30 years; Madison Chamber of Commerce; a lifelong member of the Elks Club; a member of the Lions Club, a member of St. Bonaventure Church in Columbus; St. Leonard’s Church in Madison, where he served on the Parish Council; Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk and an honorary member of Knights of Columbus.
Peter is survived by his wife, Charlotte Mimick of Madison, and their children, Pamela Kurpgeweit of Elkhart, Ind., Debra Mimick and August Vince Berger of Lynnwood, Wash., Peter and Diane Mimick III of St. Mary’s, Ga., Christine and Larry Keller of Norfolk and Jeffrey Mimick and his fiancee, Cindy Dunklau of Stanton; one sister, Loraine Henke of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and four sisters.