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Grace Mickelson

Oct. 8, 1926-Aug. 18, 2010

Grace V. Mickelson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Grace Virginia Killingstad was born to Carl and Matilda (Mathias) Killingstad on October 8, 1926 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1944. On May 7, 1946 she was united in marriage to Lyle Mickelson. Over the years they made their home in Detroit Lakes and Westbury.

Grace worked for Kadlatz Cleaners and Later Savoie Cleaners in Detroit Lakes for many years. She enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, bingo and going to the casino.

Surviving Grace are three daughters, Jacquelyn (Kit) Nelson of Vergas, Teryl McDougall of Detroit Lakes and Jodi Mickelson of Detroit Lakes; four grandchildren, Kristoff (Kate) Nelson, Jessica (Wayne) Wegener, Jenna McDougall and Brett McDougall; one great granddaughter, Isabelle Grace Wegener; three sisters, Florence Mercer of Detroit Lakes, Delores (Arlan) Haugrud of Pelican Rapids and Doris Dittman of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Bill (Elsa) Killingstad of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Bremseth of Lindstrom, Minn., and Ethel Wacker of Detroit Lakes; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Lyle (1993); four sisters, Clara Helmet, Inga Kramer, Julia Cooper and Helen Olson; and three brothers, Carl, James, and Ole Killingstad.

A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Osage.

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