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18 year old found drowned near South Fork Sangamon River, Illinois, identified.

Updated: Sep 13, 2020


The 18 year old man found deceased in the South Fork Sangamon River has been identified as Devon Mikuleza.


Devon Mikuleza 2001 - 2020

Rochester, IL—Devon William Mikuleza, 18, of Rochester, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Rochester.

Devon was born on November 18, 2001, the son of John and Lisa (Lantz) Mikuleza

He enjoyed fishing, welding, working on small engines, helping his neighbors, camping, and many other things

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Douglas Lantz, Granny Kitson; cousins. Faith Eddings and Cyrus Helmkamp and great grandparents Joe Staley and Edith Klutts.

He is survived by his parents, John and Lisa; sisters, Christa (Brian) Romanotto, Kayley and Charleigh Mikuleza; brothers Dalton Loyd and Ian Mikuleza; grandparents Charles Mikuleza, Wilma (Jim) Reynolds and Sandra Copp, several aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog, Roscoe and turtle, Bertha.

Public Visitation will be on Sunday, June 7, from 1-3PM at Wilson Park Funeral Home 200 East Main Street in Rochester. The funeral home will be observing CDC and IDFPR guidelines; all attendees are required to wear face-coverings upon entering the building. Only 10 guests allowed to see the family at a time. A private family funeral service will be held on Monday with Reverend Nick Sutton officiating. Friends are welcome to meet at Rochester Cemetery at 11:00AM for the Committal Service .

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any Town & Country Bank location to the Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Our deepest condolences to his family and those who knew and love him.


An 18 year old man has been found, drowned per the Sangamon County Coroner's office.

The teenager has not been named, but it is reported he is from Rochester.

Monday, June 1, first responders dispatched for a missing swimmer at a pond near the 6600 block of Minder Road near the South Fork Sangamon River (Illinois). He was fishing with the man who called for help. The victim attempted to swim across the pond, went underwater and never came back up.

Our deepest condolences to his family, and all those who knew and love him.




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