The following excerpt is from an article in today’s Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram. To read the entire article, click on http://www.presstelegram.com:80/ci_7949789 Lou Huesmann is pastor of the Long Beach Grace Brethren Church.
LONG BEACH – A Carson man whose wife and 4-year-old son were killed by a hit-and-run motorist remembered them Friday as gifts from God, telling mourners he will see them again one day in heaven.
Mark Mikasa, his other son, Lucas, at his side in a church chapel’s front row, joined about 400 mourners at Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach for a service to say goodbye to his wife, Midi, and son Nathan.
“I truly believe that Midi is with Jesus now, which is all she ever wanted,” Mikasa said in remarks read from the pulpit by his friend, Chris Ryder. “My sweet love, Lucas and I miss you so much. We love you. We will do our best to honor you.”
Midi Mikasa, 34, and Lucas’ twin, Nathan, died Jan. 1 when a motorist ran a red light and plowed into their family’s minivan in Carson. The suspected driver, Roberto Carlos Paz, 43, allegedly ran from the crash scene and remains at large.