Russell H. Mickelson

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Mueller Funeral Home in Grafton for Russell H. Mickelson of Grafton. Russell died on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 at the Milwaukee Catholic Home, at the age of 87. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Arlington Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Russell was born in Algoma on Sept. 20, 1918, the son of the late Oscar and Clara (nee Braunsdorf) Mickelson. Russell was married to the late Gladys (nee Cumber) Mickelson for 53 years.

Russell worked as a steamfitter for Gruneau Company, where he was assigned to Square D Company in Milwaukee for 30 years. He was a member of the Steamfitters Local 601 and the Loyal Order of the Moose 1238 in eastern Kettle Moraine.

Russell is survived by his children Diane (Richard) Omdahl, Robert (Suzan) Mickelson and Mary (Roger) Nelson; grandchildren Rachelle (Dan) Cehanovich, Melinda (Michael) Caughill, Brett (Sarah) Hagland, Dana Mickelson and Shelly (John) Wood; great-grandchild Gavin Wood; step- great-grandchild Michael O. Caughill; brothers Lawrence (Mabel) Mickelson and Earl (Frances) Mickelson.

Russell was preceded in death by his brothers Glenn, Richard and Alvin; and sister Vallie Lumaye.

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