October 26, 1962 - June 26, 2018
Burial Date: June 29, 2018
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Liturgy of the Word Service: 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, ND.
Rosary & Vigil Service: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, ND.
A Liturgy of the Word Service for Jeffrey Mikkelsen, 55, of Dickinson, will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home with Deacon Bob Zent celebrating.
Visitation for Jeff will be on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with a rosary and vigil service being held at 7:00 p.m.
Jeff passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.
Jeffrey Peter Mikkelsen was born October 26, 1962 in Langdon, ND to Floyd and Betty (Borgen) Mikkelsen. He attended Langdon High School, where he participated in wrestling. Jeff graduated from Langdon in 1981. After high school, he attended college in Wahpeton for architectural drafting, graduating in May of 1983. Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Jane McDaniel, on July 23, 1983 in Langdon. Soon after they were married, the couple moved to Dickinson. To this union, two children were born, Zachary and Katie. Jeff worked for TMI for 16 years before starting his own business, Mikkelsen Drywall. He owned and operated this business until February 14, 2017 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Jeff fought hard until the end. Jeff was involved with the Dickinson Hockey Club, coaching and serving as Club president. Jeff enjoyed playing softball and later coached/sponsored Mikkelsen Drywall team consisting of his son and high school friends. He also enjoyed golfing and cheering on the Sioux hockey and watching or listening to Twins baseball. Jeff’s happy place was his cabin at Charging Eagle Bay where he enjoyed fishing, playing farkle, visiting with neighbors, and remodeling with coaxing from Jane and neighbors. He also enjoyed the short time he had with his grandchild Ryan (Peanut) born on September 13, 2016.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Jane; children, Zachary (Tanya) Mikkelsen of Mandan, and Katie (fiancé Kevin Burns) of Dickinson; 1 grandchild, Ryan Mikkelsen with one more on the way; parents, Floyd and Betty Mikkelsen of Langdon, ND; siblings, Brad Mikkelsen of Ft. Collins, CO, Brent (Sandee) Mikkelsen of Hillsboro, ND, Ann Brown of Walhalla, ND, Bernadette (Paul) Fetch of Langdon, ND, Craig (Bea) Mikkelsen of West Fargo, ND, Chad Mikkelsen of Wenatchee, WA, Carol (Ronnie) Clark of Walhalla, ND, Keith Mikkelsen of East Wenatchee, WA, and Marty Mikkelsen of Grand Forks, ND; mother-in-law Bonnie (Dale) McDonald of Langdon, ND; sisters-in-law, Judy (Mike) Page of Austin, MN, and Jean Sanborn of Bismarck, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father-in-law Frank McDaniel, sister-in-law Joan Kennedy, and grandparents.Mikkelsen Jeff