Otto Mickelson 1867-1940
MICKELSON, LEICHT, LUNDBERG, HALL, VADER, NEWELL, BRYSON, CLIFTON
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Date: 3/4/2008 at 08:54:02
Otto Mickelson, 73, Dies Here
Otto E. Mickelson, 73, a postman here for 24 years prior to his retirement in 1930, died at his home, 440 Chestnut street, at 9:45 p.m. Monday after a prolonged illness. Funeral services will be held at the Baker chapel on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. F.F. Knickerbocker of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill cemetery. Mr. Mickelson was born in Winnebago county, near Neenah, on February 24, 1867. From there the family moved to Postville, Iowa. In 1897 he came to Wisconsin Rapids and worked for some time in the clothing department of the Johnson & Hill store. In 1906 he was appointed one of the city's fist mail carriers, which position he held until his retirement 10 years ago. Mrs. Mickelson preceded him in death in January 1935. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Della Leicht of Milwaukee, Mrs. Mildred Lundberg of Omaha, Nebr., Mrs. Helen Hall of Milwaukee and Mrs. Beulah Vader of Tulsa, Okla.; one son, William B. Mickelson of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Newell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Bryson of Waukon, Iowa and Mrs. Anna Clifton of Seattle, Wash.,; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Mickelson was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Modern Woodmen. Friends may pay their respects at the Baker chapel until time for services.
~Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, August 13, 1940
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