Leo Miget

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Leo Miget

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leo C. "Bud" Miget, 86, of Perryville passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Perry County, Mo., son of Leo and Alice Alberta Hager Miget. He and Joan E. Havemann were married Dec. 1, 1951. She survives in Perryville.

Leo was a band director at the St. Vincent schools in Perryville and Valle Catholic Schools in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., for 20 years. He was owner/operator of Miget Piano Service in Perryville, where he was a piano tuner/technician. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, the Knights of Columbus Council 1263, American Legion Post 133 and the National Piano Technician Guild. Leo graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1943 and then attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau for one and a half years, followed by the Mid-Western Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition. He then attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., for two years and earned a bachelor's degree in music education. Bud also was a jazz pianist and a classical and jazz composer and arranger.

Survivors include four daughters, Cynthia Davis of Vichy, Mo., Marcia Miget of San Rafael, Calif., Susie Miget of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Mary Ann "Mimi" Kinnison of Perryville; two sisters, Leola Laws and Lily Meyer of Perryville; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Luella Miget, Velda Gagnepain, Ruby Meyer and Marguerite "Pete" Young.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Young and Sons Funeral Home, with a Catholic wake at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with a rosary said at 8:30 a.m.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Gagnepain officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the St. Vincent de Paul School Band or Birthright.