Mike “Moe” Zigich passed away September 20, 2015 in West Jordan, Utah, surrounded by his family. Mike was born February 5, 1925 to Jovo and Ljubica Zigich in McGill, Nevada. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the battleship USS Idaho in the Pacific Theater. He was discharged in 1946. On August 31, 1947 he married Joyce Marie Manson and their union produced two sons; Joseph Mark and Michael John. Following their marriage he returned to college at the University of California, Cal Poly where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. After graduating in 1950 they returned to Ely where Mike began to work for Kennecott Copper Mines Division and he remained employed with them for the next 35 years.
Mike loved hunting; fishing, Notre Dame Football and time spent driving in the mountains of Nevada. Most of all he loved spending time with and taking care of his family. Mike was a friend to all and cherished the many special relationships he had made throughout the years.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, his parents, his brothers Pete. Duech, and George, sisters Zora. Millie and Mary , father and mother-in-law John and Sylvia Manson, brothers-in- law Wayne and Lyle Manson and his beloved grandson Zachary Zigich. He is survived by sons Joseph (Brenda) of West Jordan, Utah and Michael (Angie) of Twin Falls, Idaho, and grandchildren Kimberly Zigich (Paul), Kristopher Zigich, and Baylie Zigich.
Funeral services will be held Saturday September 26, at 2PM at the Mountain Vista Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at the Ely City Cemetery.