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Vern Mikkelsen 1928 - 2013
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November 27, 2013
SEEK GOD FOR COMFORT,HE HAS SAID,HAPPY ARE THOSE CONSCIOUS OF THEIR SPIRITUAL NEED,SINCE THE KINGDOM OF THE HEAVENS BELONG TO THEM.MATT.5:3..........NC
November 25, 2013
Sorry for your loss.-Romans 15:33
November 25, 2013
Mikkelsen family,

My condolences to all of you. I had the pleasure of meeting your dad on many occasions when the Hamline Pipers would get together. My dad (Ken Thompson) played with him and is devastated to have lost another former teammate. Peace be with you.
November 25, 2013
Sorry your family are experiencing such a sad event. We as on lookers are encouraged to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. So until your tears turn to joy may each one in the family lovingly comfort one another. (Romans 12:15)
November 25, 2013
as a Laker fan I was saddened to hear of the passing of one of the greats of the early Laker teams Vern Mikkelsen unfortunately I never saw him play in person, just in newsreels highlights. I know that George Mikan and Jim Pollard also were sparks on the team as well. now they are reunited again and playing for an even greater coach now. may the god of love send his peace and comfort to Vern's family at this time of sadness. rest in peace #19 and thanks for your great career
November 24, 2013
Condolences go to the Mikklesen family. I was fortunate to watch Vern along with George Mikan and Jim Pollard play at the old Chicago Stadium against the Chicago Stags whom the defeated. Mikan had 36 points (a feat at that time). It was very exciting and memorable. Donn Loeffler from Kenosha Wiscoonsin.
November 24, 2013
For those who cared for Vern, It helps to know that while you grieve that God can fortify you and strengthen you to cope with your loss, please turn to him during this emotional time.
November 24, 2013
May the peace of God be with you during this time of deep sorrow.
November 24, 2013
My condolences to the Mikkelsen family. May you be comforted to know that death, pain and sorrow will be gone in the near future....With Sympathy
November 24, 2013
Sorry your family are experiencing such a sad event. We as on lookers are encouraged to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. So until your tears turn to joy may each one in the family lovingly comfort one another. (Romans 12:15)
November 24, 2013
John and Tom, It was indeed a gift in my life when I got to work with your Dad in the fund raising efforts for the Hutton Fieldhouse at Hamline several years ago. From that time forward he always included me in the regular game/lunch/gatherings of his group of Hamline players from years gone by. Just sitting back and listening to the old stories, legends, lore and bantering was indeed a treat! I was truly Blessed to know this consummate gentlemen. He will always be in my heart. My prayers to you during the days that lie ahead.
November 23, 2013
I remember watching Mr. Mikkelsen play basketball on television in the early 1950's. He was a great player. May your family be comforted by the LORD in this time of sadness.
November 23, 2013
John, I am so sorry to hear about this. I know how much you loved him. After reading about him and especially his quote about life in the obituary, I can see why. Seems like he was a unique individual. Praying for your family...
November 23, 2013
My condolences to the family for your loss. May your prayers to the God of all comfort strengthen you to endure during your grieving process. May your memories and visits from friends and family comfort you.
November 23, 2013
Though I never met Mr. Nikkelsen, I love this man; not only because he was such a great basketball player but also because he had such great appreciation for the gift of life and knew how to find some positiveness in whatever obstacle he faced. A great man and a great ball player who will be dearly missed! I am so sorry for your loss. As you reminisce over the good times that you shared with him, remember to draw close to God for comfort and he will respond Abundantly to your request.
November 23, 2013
I wish to express my sincere sympathy to the Mikkelsen family. May God comfort the family during this difficult time. And may your loving memories sustain you as you endure the days ahead.
November 23, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
November 23, 2013
I would like to offer my deepest condolences, I'm so sorry for your loss, we are never prepared for death, but please find comfort in knowing death will one day be no more.
November 23, 2013
My condolences to the Mikkelsen family. During this difficult time may God be of strength and comfort. John 16:22
November 23, 2013
John,
My condolences for the loss of your Dad. He was a part of NBA history with him being one of the best unsung players.
November 23, 2013
I'm saddened by your family's loss. Ben was my hero from the Lakers when I was a little kid in 1954 & 1955. One of my prized possessions is his autograph which is still in my possession. One of my greatest was when he was walking off the court he put his arm around my shoulder after a rough game. He had class and he had always been in my thoughts when I think Lakers. Please accept my sympathy and he no doubt well have eternal life. Warm condolences to his entire family.
November 23, 2013
Mikkelsen Family,

We are sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Mikkelsen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. His memory will live on in your hearts and in the hearts of those who watched him play basketball. May the God who gives peace with all of you.-RO.15:33
November 22, 2013
My condolences to the Mikkelsen family. Please be comforted in knowing that soon death, pain and sorrow will be no more and you'll enjoy everlasting life in a peaceful new world along with all your loved ones who have passed away.
November 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
November 22, 2013
John & Tom,
I am very sorry to hear that your Dad, Vern, has passed away. I had the priviledge of meeting him at numerous occasions when I accompanied my Dad, Tommy Thomsen from Askov Minnesota. We attended a few basketball functions honoring your Dad and I remember how proud my Dad was to be a part of Vern's past. They played basketball together in Askov and many memories were shared by both. Vern was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. My sympathies go out to you and your family.
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