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Avis Mickelson

July 7, 1925 — September 20, 2017

Celebration of life for Avis Mickelson will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the home of Dale and Cindy DeRaad. 14085 Summit Lane, Waseca, MN 56093. 

Avis Darlene (Molyneux) Mickelson, 92 of Ellendale, MN passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea, MN. 

She graduated from Ellendale, MN.  After marrying Jerrold H Mickelson on Oct. 18, 1944 they made their home in Clarks Grove, MN where she was a rural mail carrier for many years.  She was also an accomplished seamstress and sewed beautiful wedding dresses and bridesmaid’s gowns for many.

She enjoyed golfing, fishing, dancing and gardening. She and Jerry made many fun filled trips to Northern MN to fish and loved spending winters in AZ where they could golf and spend time with family and friends. She was healthy and vibrant into her late 80’s always amazing her daughters with her energy and quick wit.

Avis was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Jerry, her brother Daryl “Pat” Molyneux and Sister DeLoyce Sawyer.

She is survived by her daughters: Sherry (Fritz) Paulsen of WA & AZ, Cindy (Dale) DeRaad of MN, and Julie (Terry) Burke of WA.  Grandchildren: Kim (Charlie) Brown of WA, Angie (Rolf) McBurney of WA, Michelle DeRaad of MN, Shanda DeRaad of MN, and Daniel Brumfield of WA. Great-Grandchildren: Brittney, Travis, Jayda and Aidan. Sister-In-Law Betty of FL, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Avis was a special wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will truly be missed.

Per her request there will be no Memorial service.

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