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Elsie Mickelson

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Aug. 29, 1913-Sept. 1, 2008

Elsie S. Mickelson, 95, of Frazee, died Monday, September 1, 2008 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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Elsie Severine Erickson was born to Eilef and Severine (Hanson) Erickson on Aug. 29, 1913 at the family farm in Spruce Grove Township, rural Frazee. She attended grade school in Spruce Grove Township and graduated from Menahga High School in 1931. Elsie married David Mickelson on Aug. 30, 1933 at Bethany Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong member. Church and family were very important during her lifetime. Many lives were touched by her love and caring.

In 1955, Elsie and David were honored with the Valley Farmer and Homemaker award. For many years they were members of the C-400 Club at Concordia College in Moorhead. They also enjoyed traveling, including a trip to Norway in 1969.

Elsie is survived by her four children, Lois (Fred) Corwin of Bellevue, Wash., David (Jan) Mickelson of Frazee, Dean (Diane) Mickelson of Frazee and Carol Alm of West Fargo; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to Bethany Lutheran Church in Menahga or to the Salvation Army.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m., continuing for one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Menahga, with the Rev. Steven A. Bruer officiating. Interment will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Menahga.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.

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