Florida Trail Association

Remembering Susan Mika


Susan E. Mika
1945 – 2013
Highlanders Chapter: Trail Maintainer, Chapter Officer

In Remembrance of Susan
by Bobbi Keenan

Susan E. Mika, age 68, of Mount Dora, Florida, died Thursday, October 3, 2013.  Susan was born in Elmhurst, Illinois and attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Susan went on to DePaul University in Chicago to receive her Master’s Degree in Taxation. She received her CPA in 1976.

Susan moved to Florida in 1994.  I first met Susan in 1996 after I joined an exercise class at the local hospital’s wellness center.  She was my inspiration to keep attending the class.  I was her inspiration to join the Florida Trail Association in 1998 to get her exercise outdoors.  Susan hiked with the Highlanders Chapter, rode bikes and helped with lots of trail maintenance not only for the Highlanders but also helping build the trail on the Cross Florida Greenway.

She became the treasurer for the Highlanders Chapter in about 2000 and remained our treasurer until March 2013.  She was a good Florida Trail friend.