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PAUL MICKELSON

Paul Mickelson, 91, of Lehigh, died March 17, 2022 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside. Military honors and interment will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Lehigh. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Paul Clifford Mickelson was born September 9, 1930 in Duncombe and baptized March 29, 1931. He was educated at Duncombe Schools and graduated from high school in 1948. He served in the Korean War from July 1951 to June 1953. He was a corporal at the headquarters of 120 Combat Corp of Engineers Company, 45 Infinity Division. After his service in the army, he attended the GI school.

On February 7, 1954, he married Patsy Larson at Badger Lutheran Church in Badger, Iowa. The couple resided and farmed near Lehigh. They had two children, Jane and David. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside and served on the church council and Fellowship. He loved his church family. He served on the Central Webster Community School Board for three years. He was an active member of the Lehigh Lions Club.

His passion was agriculture, which he worked on all his life. For many years he raised pigs, cattle, corn and soybeans. Working the land and enjoying the harvest were part of the natural rhythm of his life. He was proud of his farm, this was evident when he mowed the ditches all around his fields.

He loved working with wood and enjoyed giving what he made to others. He treasured family time and enjoyed going to activities, concerts, events, etc. of his grandchildren. He worked hard, but always made time to go on vacation every year. He was always there to lend a hand and enjoyed visiting family and neighbors. Paul made everyone feel welcome on the tour. He praised people and was always happy with their accomplishments.

One of the highlights of her life was taking the honor flight to Washington DC with her son.

Survivors include: his wife, Patsy, 68, daughter, Jane (Jim) and son, David (Cathy), grandchildren Jacob and Lindsay, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many friends.

We were all blessed to know him.

Memorials at the discretion of the family.


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