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Grace Mickelberg

Grace Mickelberg

Aug. 22, 1915-June 6, 2013

Grace M. Mickelberg, 97, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by family and friends.

Grace was born to Andrew and Jennie (Ketchum) Rasmussen on August 22, 1915 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1933.

Following graduation Grace enrolled in the Palmer Method of Business Writing and was awarded the Student's Award of Completion.

On October 21, 1942 Grace was united in marriage to Vernon F. Mickelberg in El Paso, Texas, where Vernon was receiving his military training. They later moved to Florida, where Vernon received additional military training in preparation to ship overseas.

Grace returned to Detroit Lakes. She worked at JC Penney and in the early 1950s, went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, where she retired from in the early 1970s.

Grace enjoyed her family and friends, of whom she had many. She enjoyed playing bridge and whist and hosted many card party luncheons.

Grace and her sisters, Gertrude and Florence took many enjoyable automobile trips. Grace and Vernon also traveled to see their daughter and son-in-law in England. In the early 1980s Grace enjoyed traveling the east coast from Cape Cod to Canada with her daughter and son-in-law. She was also a very avid reader, loved good mysteries, and was a master at crossword puzzles.

Surviving Grace are her son, James (Susan) Mickelberg of Santa Fe, N.M.; and her daughter, Janet (George) Peters of Detroit Lakes; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Grace in death were her husband, Vernon; three sisters, Gertrude Lynch, Florence Rasmussen and Alice Courneya; and her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Detroit Lakes.

Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, and one hour prior to services at the Church on Monday.

Interment is at Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

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