Terry G Mikkelson, age 81, passed away on Friday June 25, 2021 at Parker Oaks Senior Living in Winnebago.
Memorial services will be held at 4pm Tuesday, June 29th Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Reverend Dr. Jeanette Bidne officiating. A time for visitation will be held from 3-4pm, before the service at the funeral home.
Terry was born on March 13, 1940 in Blue Earth, to Sigfried and Mildred (Rorman) Mikkelson. He Attended Blue Earth High School, graduated in 1958, he also attended Mankato State University. On June 11, 1966, Terry married Carolyn Nesheim of Frost, Minnesota.
Terry worked at Joseph F Palen as a draftsman then went into sale & design. He went to work for Studio 70, a division of Super Value, where he was the manager of food service equipment division and retired in February 1996.
Terry was a member of the Minnesota National Guard HHC & Band 47th DISCOM, where he marched & played the snare drum in two inaugural parades, as well as summer and winter carnivals in the metro. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 89.
Terry enjoyed working and tinkering on cars so much, he kept track of every car he owned. He continued to draw, draft, and paint after his retirement. Trapshooting competitions were a big part of his life. He found success and was at the top of his game and won many awards & championships. He was a member of the Richfield -Bloomington Conversation Club. Terry also enjoyed hunting & fishing, spending as much time as possible at the cabin on the lake, his early morning coffee & cookies, and watching the sunrise and fog lift from lake. Terry loved listening to the sounds and sights of the north woods, this was his happy place. He also loved getting together with friends and family. He liked to keep busy!
Left to Cherish his memory is his wife, Carolyn of 55 years; daughter, Kris Mikkelson of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Evonne Mikkelson of Horseshoe Bay, TX; nephew, Father Scott Mikkelson of Georgetown, TX; niece, Sheryl (Jerry) Schnitzer of TX; brother-in-law Tom (Cheri) Nesheim of Blue Earth; niece, Karrie Nesheim of Blue Earth; and nephew, Tim Nesheim of St. Louis Park.
Terry is preceded in death by brother, Ronnie Mikkelson; brother, Donald Mikkelson; sister-in-law, Thelma Mikkelson; and parents, Sigfried & Mildred Mikkelson.