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Donald L. Mickelson

August 30, 2013
Daily Press

MANISTIQUE - Donald L. Mickelson, 72, of 422 Riverdale St., Manistique, died Aug. 29, 2013, at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique.

He was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Manistique, the son of Ewald "Peewee" and Barbara (Bosanic) Mickelson and attended Manistique area schools. He was a graduate of Manistique High School with the Class of 1959.

On June 15, 1963, he married the former Patricia A. Schneider at St. Francis de Sales Church in Manistique. They made their home and raised their family in Manistique.

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Donald L. Mickelson

Over the years, Don was employed as a clerk/assistant manager of several Manistique grocery stores including John's Market, the A & P Store, Norden's Foodland and Ken's Fairway Foods.

He was a member of the Manistique Elks Club, the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club and the Garden Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, bowling and playing cards, throwing horseshoes and spending time at his cabin on Thunder Lake. He was always a great supporter of his grandchildren's extra-curricular activities and was a big fan of the Detroit Tigers. He also enjoyed watching the daily episodes of "The Price is Right" and "The Wheel of Fortune."

Don is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Mickelson, of Manistique; sons, Daniel L. Mickelson of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Douglas (Kristie) Mickelson of Manistique; grandchildren, Andrew, Joshua, Gunnar and McKenzie; brothers, Robert (Janelle) Mickelson of Cheboygan, Mich., and David (Kathy) Mickelson of Manistique; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m., at the funeral home, with Celebrant Carole Cooper officiating. Burial will be held in the Lakeview Cemetery at Manistique.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Manistique Area Schools Foundation.

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