Bonnie Jean Mickelson, 81, passed away Sunday, June 30 at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Bonnie was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Grand Meadow to Harvey and Helen (Palmer) Durhman. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1956. On Sept. 15, 1957, she married Clinton T. (Kink) Mickelson at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church. Her husband preceded her in death on April 15, 1994.

She was employed by Olmsted County for 31 years working in Community Services for 18 years and 13 years in the Department of Human Resources. She retired on May 31, 2000.

Bonnie is survived by three sons, Jeffrey P. (Dawn), Thomas A. (Lori) and Troy P. (Pam) Mickelson, all of Rochester; grandchildren, Joshua Davis (Andrea Wittlief), Chelsea Mickelson (Christopher Fischer), Brooke (Benn) Grenz, Taylor (Rachel) Mickelson, Francesca Mickelson and T. Palmer Mickelson; great-grandchildren, Easton Davis and Bristol Grenz. She is also survived by her brother, Darwyn (Annette) Durhman of Rochester; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Naomi Goodsell.

Our family would like to thank the staff at Madonna Meadows, Madonna Towers and Mayo Hospice for the loving care they gave our mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Zumbro Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Zumbro Lutheran Church with Rev. Jason Bryan-Wegner officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Monday. Burial will be in Grand Meadow Cemetery.

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