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Gregory John Miheve


August 11, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Gregory John Miheve, 74, of Fort Walton Beach, died Aug. 9, 2016, with his family by his side at Baptist Hospital, Pensacola.

Gregory was born March 5, 1942, in Bremerton, Wash., to John and Marion "June" (Saxwold) Miheve.

He attended Wakefield High School in Wakefield, Mich., where he exceled in academics, as well as athletics. Greg received four letters each in football, basketball, baseball and track.

After attending the United States Air Force Academy, Greg was given various worldwide assignments, including two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one silver service star, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor and two oak leaf clusters, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He married Ernistina Rogers and they spent 37 years together until her death in 2009. In 2015, He married Ellen Schroth.

Greg was a highly regarded master fly tier, a vocation that started at age 9 and became a business in later years. He also enjoyed archery and knife collecting.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; brothers, Joseph Miheve (Margie) and John Miheve (LeAnn); sister-in-law, Marilyn Miheve; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ernistina; and brother, Thomas Ole Miheve.

Greg was highly devoted to the Latin Mass and was active in church activities at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, at 9:30 a.m, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Pensacola, followed by rosary at 10 a.m., and Mass at 10:30 a.m.

A luncheon will be served immediately after Mass.

Donations can be made to St. Stephen Holy Name Society or charity of choice in lieu of flowers.


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