FATHER SON BROTHER Dr. Roger W. Mickelson, O.D. fell asleep in Jesus January 25, 2002. He suffered a massive heart attack at his home in Champlin, MN. Dr. Mickelson was born November 28, 1936 on a farm in Freeborn County, MN to Al and Dorothy Mickelson. He received his elementary education in rural 1 room schools, attended Ellendale High School, and graduated from Maplewood Academy, Hutchinson, MN in 1954. He was a member of the 7th-Day Adventist Church all his life. He studied in St. Paul to be a lab and X-ray technician. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the ``White Coat'' Project at Frederik, MD. Following this he attended classes at Pacific Union College, Napa, CA and Union College, Lincoln, NE. Using his technical skills, he worked his way through the College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. In 1966 he and Sylvia DeWees were married. They later divorced. Dr. Mickelson established his Optometry office in Coon Rapids in 1969 and later opened a second office in Osseo in 1973. He was a longtime member of the Coon Rapids Rotary Club. Most recently, he transferred to Sterling Optical. Dr. Mickelson was a devoted father and son. He was known for his loving attention to his 5 children as well as other family members. He is survived by his children, Kirk of Apple Valley, Kathy of Stillwater, Keely of North Miami Beach, FL, Kjell of Lincoln, NE, and Matt of Champlin; also 1 sister, Lorraine Miller; brother-in-law, Bill Miller; a dear friend MaryLou Wiswell, San Luis Obispo, CA; and numerous cousins and friends. Visitation Tuesday, 4-8 pm, Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids. Funeral service Wednesday, 1 pm, Anoka 7th-Day Adventist Church, 15036 Round Lake Blvd. Private burial will be in Bath Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN. Memorial gifts may be given to Maplewood Academy Scholarship Fund. Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel 763-767-1000

Published on January 28, 2002

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