Betty Lou Mickelson

Betty Lou Mickelson, 81, of Springfield, died on Friday, March 8, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home, followed by the funeral service at 11:30. Chaplain Noel Wetter will officiate at the service. Interment will be in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye.

Betty Lou Mickelson, the daughter of George and Gladys (Claussen) Mickelson was born on Nov. 30, 1937, in Sleepy Eye, Brown County, Minnesota. She lived on the family farm in Leavenworth until she became a resident of St. John Circle of Care in August 2010. Betty was a homemaker and helped out on the farm. She enjoyed puzzles, birds, doing gardens and flowers, listening to country music especially Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Merle Haggard, and reading poems and books. She had the love of caring and babysitting for nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and neighbor children. Betty loved Halloween, knowing lots of children would stop by and loved seeing the costumes. She had a love for chickens, cows, and especially dogs, mostly Collie dogs. 

She is survived by her two sisters, Verna Suess and Lois Nelson, both of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wesley; sisters, Evelyn and Della; one sister-in-law, and six brothers-in-law. 

Sturm Funeral Home is entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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