Christine Mickelson
Christine Mickelson
Christine Mickelson, 93, of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at

Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Christine Raaen was born June 14, 1919, in Arendahl Township, Fillmore

County, to Narve and Sophia (Hegna) Raaen. She graduated from the eighth

grade from the Gilbertson Country School in rural Peterson. On Feb. 4, 1940,

she married Melvin Mickelson in La Crescent. They lived in Lanesboro and

Whalan. She was a homemaker and Melvin was a farmer. Melvin died on March

10, 1968.

She was a member of the Whalan Lutheran Church and their WELCA and

Circle groups. She enjoyed gardening and quilting. She loved to bake and

can. She enjoyed crocheting, rugmaking and embroidery, and making lefsa. She

was the family historian, she loved to visit and always had a story to tell.

She is survived by five sons, Leland of Rushford, Richard of Lanesboro,

Robert "Bobby" (Rosemary) of Whalan, Donald "Donnie" (Nancy) of Lanesboro,

Gerald "Jerry" of Rochester; two daughters, Linda (Roger) Danielson of

Chatfield, and Mavis (Gary) Musselman of Lanesboro; 14 grandchildren; 11

great-grandchildren; and one brother, Henry Raaen of Sioux Falls, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a grandson,

two infant great-grandsons, five brothers, and two sisters.

The funeral service was held Sunday, Jan 6, at Whalan Lutheran Church,

with the Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial was in the Whalan Lutheran


Johnson-Riley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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