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Christine Mickelson
(June 14, 1919 - January 1, 2013)

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Christine Mickelson

Christine Mickelson, 93, of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born June 14, 1919, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore County, to Narve Raaen and Sophia (Hegna) Raaen. She graduated from the eighth grade from the Gilbertson Country School in rural Peterson. On Feb. 4, 1940 she married Melvin Mickelson in LaCrescent. They lived in Lanesboro and Whalan. Christine was a homemaker and Melvin was a farmer. Melvin died on March 10, 1968.

Christine was a member of the Whalan Lutheran Church and their WELCA and Circle groups. She enjoyed gardening and quilting. She loved to bake and can. Christine enjoyed crocheting, rugmaker and embroidery and making lefsa. Christine was the family historian, she loved to visit and always had a story to tell.

She is survived by five sons, Leland Mickelson of Rushford, Richard Mickelson of Lanesboro, Robert "Bobby" (Rosemary) Mickelson of Whalan, Donald "Donnie" (Nancy) Mickelson of Lanesboro, Gerald "Jerry" Mickelson of Rochester; two daughters, Linda (Roger) Danielson of Chatfield and Mavis (Gary) Musselman of Lanesboro; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Henry Raaen of Sioux Falls, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a grandson, two infant great-grandsons, five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan 6, at the Whalan Lutheran Church, with Pastor Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial will be in the Whalan Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310. www.rileyfuneralhomes.com

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