Evelyn Mikkelson


Evelyn obit pic 29    Evelyn “Eva” L. Mikkelson, 98, of Aberdeen, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at her residence.
Her funeral service was Saturday, March 5 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Aberdeen with Pastor Tyer Poppen officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Visitation with a 7 p.m. prayer service was Friday, March 4 at the Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory in Aberdeen and continued one hour before the service at the church.
Evelyn “Eva” Leana (King) Mikkelson was born April 14, 1917, to Carl and Marie (Buckholz) King in Hanson County. She attended Fulton Public School and graduated in 1936.
Eva was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Mikkelson in 1937 and the couple made their home in Letcher for seven years before moving to Aberdeen in 1961. Eva worked for five years at St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell and nine years at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen before joining the staff of Dakota Midland Hospital in Aberdeen, where she was employed an additional 18 years before retiring.
Eva was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the Women of the Moose, both in Aberdeen. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, bowling, and going to different casinos.
Grateful for having shared her life are her sons, Kenneth C. (Beverly) Mikkelson of Mitchell, Marvin D. Mikkelson of Aberdeen, and Ronald G. (Kim) Mikkelson of Sioux Falls; her daughters, Janice J. (Richard) Smith of Alexandria and Judy M. (Russell) Cross of Mt. Vernon; 18 grandchildren; 87 great- and great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Wibben of Ipswich and Ruth Lassegard of Ames, Iowa; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her parents; her brothers, John, Samuel, Bill and Warren King; sisters, Bessie Drown and Mabel King; father and mother-in-law, Peter W. and Laura Mikkelson; brother-in-law, Jim Drown; sisters-in-law, Tillie King, Dorothy King and Orma King; and daughter-in-law, Marlene Mikkelson.
Messages of condolence may be made at www.schriversmemorial.com

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