Ruth I. Mickelson

Oct. 2, 1920 - April 19, 2009

Ruth I. Mickelson of Waukesha died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 88. She was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Mount Horeb, the daughter of Olaus and Jeanette (Fosshage) Mickelson.

Ruth worked at the Waukesha County Courthouse for many years before retiring. She had a love for gardening, especially growing tulips, and also enjoyed antiquing.

Ruth will be sadly missed by her children, Gaylord (Susan) Fill of Lincolnshire, Ill., Robert (Aida) Fill of Racine and Constance (Thomas) Jones of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Alissa (Dr. Rick) Holland of Michigan, Hilary (Chad) Nieman of Oregon, Jessica Fill of Illinois, Cristina Fill of Racine, Pauline (Russell) Sanders of Union Grove, Brittany (Keith) Gormanson of Waukesha and Lindsay (John) Rode of Waukesha; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Austin Sanders; her brother, Gaylord Mickelson of Oconomowoc; and sister Dorothy Kraege of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private services will be held at Springdale Lutheran Church in Mount Horeb.

Memorials may be made to the LindenGrove Foundation, 425 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at LindenGrove in Waukesha.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.