Mira Miyamoto, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly July 26, 2021. She was born January 15, 1961, in Kobe Japan and immigrated to the U.S. as a young teen with her mother Ami and stepfather Richard Lindemeyer. After living briefly in Hawaii, the family moved to Sturgeon Bay where Richard worked in the shipbuilding industry, and Mira graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.
She worked in administration at Peterson Builders for a time, and for many years, worked in the translations department for Marquip in Phillips, Wis. and traveled extensively internationally with the job. Later in life, she also pursued a degree in culinary arts from Nicolet College in 2016.
In between, Mira lived an eclectic life, including working with a scuba diving charter in Mexico and Guatemala, starting a bison ranch in western Wisconsin, traveling to India, and becoming a personal chef in Door County.
In recent years, she was accepted into the Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) tribe as an honorary member and spent many years working and cooking at gatherings and learning the customs.
Mira was also a fierce advocate for animals, volunteering with several rescue organizations, and helping place animals with forever homes. While living in Rhinelander for a time, she volunteered a local shelter.
Mira’s free time was spent with her loving husband Dan. They were either sailing, traveling to Florida, sightseeing, playing with her dog, or just having fun together. They lovingly considered themselves “Partners in Crime”. Mira was always smiling, laughing, or joking.
Mira is survived by her husband Daniel Thimm Jr., mother Ami Lindemeyer; her brother Eddy, her sister-in-law, and niece in Japan; and many friends who considered Mira to be a “sister or aunt” to them. She was a kind, caring friend who would bend over backwards to help others. And her cooking was legendary.
She is preceded in death by her stepfather Richard, and her beloved dog Oulan who died unexpectedly during the pandemic.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.