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Michael E. Mikkelsen

April 22, 1946 — May 3, 2024

Hawley

Michael E. Mikkelsen

Michael Eugene Mikkelsen, 78, passed away May 3, 2024, at his home near Dale, MN.

Michael was born April 22, 1946, the son of Emil and Vera Mikkelsen. He grew up on the farm riding horse, trapping, fishing the Buffalo River and hunting. He graduated from Lake Park High School in 1965.   

Michael and Mary Irene Buck were married on June 24, 1967, in Hitterdal, MN. The couple raised their four children in the very special neighborhood of Dale, MN, where neighbors were very special to them. With neighbors that became friends, and those friends became like family. Michael retired from Cass Clay creamery, Fargo in 2000. Mary passed away after a short battle with cancer in December 2004.   

In his spare time Michael enjoyed auction sales, gardening, trips to the casino and shooting pool with friends.  

Michael is survived by his four children, Melanie (Bruce) Hanson, Lake Park, Jason (Mindi), Lake Park, Andrew (Sarah), Dale and Emily (Adam) Noah, Detroit Lakes; 14 grandchildren, Kylie, Casey, Walker, Gavan, Jaycie, Colton, Nydia, Harlo, Whitney, Jackson, Oliver, Maggie, Maxwell, and Tommy; and 3 great-grandchildren (soon to be 5); his 2 sisters, Joyce (Robert) Taurman, Bozeman, MT and Vicky (Ronald) Brauckmueller, Hawley, MN.

Michael was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his brother Ronald, and sister Janet Meyer.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour before the service at Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park, MN.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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Friday, May 10, 2024

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Eksjo Lutheran Church

Lake Park, MN 56554

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Friday, May 10, 2024

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Lake Park, MN 56554

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