Mikkelson, Barbara Jean 79

Barbara Jean Mikkelson age 79, of Delano passed away on February 11, 2023. She was born April 9, 1943 in Waverly, Minnesota to Walter and Ethel Mahlstedt. She grew up in Cokato, Minnesota and was baptized and confirmed in Montrose, Minnesota.

After Barb graduated from Cokato she got a job at Munsingwear in Minneapolis and later at Target Corporation in St. Louis Park. She retired in 2001 from Orono Public Schools.

Barb married the love of her life in 1963 after Lowell finished serving with the US Army. They were married for 59 years. They lived in St. Louis Park and then moved to Long Lake and built
their life for the next 35 years raising 2 daughters. And then for the last 25 years they resided in Delano.

Some of Barbs favorite hobbies were reading, crocheting, traveling, gardening and spending time with her friends and family. Her favorite moments were spending time with her grandchildren, Alex, Cameron and Dani.

Barb is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Ethel Mahlstedt, infant brother Wayne, sister Sandy and brother Kevin.

Barb is survived by her loving husband Lowell Mikkelson, daughter Kimberly (Rod)Sipprell, Grandsons Alexander (Tanna) and Cameron Sipprell, daughter Shannon (Mike) Cox, Granddaughter Dani Cox, brother Larry (Vivian)Mahlstedt, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM, on Friday, February 17, 2023 with visitation 1 hour prior at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-543-3401