Sachiheko “Sach” Mikami was an industrious and dynamic man who was well-loved for his generosity and compassion. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 16, 2021 at the age of 91.
He was born October 22, 1929 in Shelley, Idaho to Miyaji and Fumi Usami Mikami. He spent his childhood in Idaho and began working with his father on their farm full-time at an early age due to his older brothers entering military service. At age 21, he purchased a farm in Ririe, Idaho with his brothers Dan and George and named it Mikami Brothers. He loved the land and dedicated his life to farming onions, wheat, corn, and potatoes for shipping and processing. His grandchildren have fond memories of summers visiting “The Farm” and seeing his work. In 1952, he served in the Army Infantry during the Korean War. In 1957, he married Miyoko Nakano in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They lived in Ririe and Osgood, Idaho then moved to Hermiston, Oregon in 1974. Together they had seven children.
Sach was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and was always good for a story and a joke (or two or three). He loved calling his grandchildren by nicknames and always flashed a mischievous smile, especially when teasing Grandma. His signature hello was a hearty ¿qué pasó? with a strong arm raised in greeting. Sach loved spending time with his family, especially gathered around the table sharing delicious food. He was a strong supporter of his loved ones, especially his grandchildren, and attended as many weddings, graduations, sport competitions, arts performances, and other events as he could. He also enjoyed fishing and having good conversations with friends and acquaintances.
The family would like to thank those who worked with Sach in the Good Shepherd Health Care System for their compassionate and professional care.
Sach is survived by his wife, Miyoko, Hermiston, Oregon; children Craig (Sherri) Mikami, Ogden, Utah, Rose (Bruce) Richards, Henderson, Nevada, Chris L. (Cage) Mikami, Layton, Utah, Reva (John) Hammond, Mesa, Arizona, April (Joseph) Topham, Las Vegas, Nevada, Clinton Mikami, Hermiston, Oregon, and Clayton (Krystal) Mikami, Hermiston, Oregon; 21 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren; his sisters Miako Mikami, Palmyra, Virginia, Sumiko (Richard) Hymas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Aiko Jeo, Helena, Montana, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Kinya, Dan, George, John, and Uji, and sisters Yaaeko Honda, Terri Kuwana, May Mikami, and Mary Mikami.
A private funeral service will be held in Hermiston. A graveside service will follow at 12:15 pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Hermiston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Hermiston Education Foundation at P.O. Box 1096, Hermiston, OR 97838.
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