Christopher W. Mikkelson
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AGE: 57 • Neptune
Christopher W. Mikkelson, 57, of Neptune, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at home, with his loving wife at his side. Christopher was born July 16, 1955 in Neptune to Nicholas and Winifred Mikkelson. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked in the Park and Maintenance Dept. in Howell Twp. and later became the president of the Transport and Workers Union, Local 225, Branch 4. He was a volunteer fireman for the Southard Fire Dept. in Howell and served on the Planning Board for the Shade Tree Commission in Neptune.
He was predeceased by his father, Nicholas; brother, John; and sister, Caroline. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lisa Gregory-Mikkelson; his mother, Winifred Mikkelson; his daughters, Jennifer Mikkelson, and Stephanie Mikkelson-Colon and her husband Victor; his granddaughters, Sophia and Isabel Colon; his brothers, Nicholas and his wife Diane, David and his wife Jane, Peter, Scott and his wife Michelle, and Eric and his wife April; his sisters, Kathy and her husband Jim, Karen, Deborah, Tina and her husband John, Ann and her husband Lou, and Wendy; his in-laws, John and Anita Gregory; his sister-in-law, Lynn Gregory and her fiancé Don West. He was the best husband in the whole world. He loved and was loved by everyone who knew him.
As per Christopher's wishes, there will be no viewing and the cremation will be private. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Hope Church, 617 Hope Chapel Rd., Lakewood, NJ 08701. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Support Community, 613 Hope Road, Eatontown, NJ 07724 or to the Transport Workers Union Local 225 Branch 4, Rt. 88 West, Suite 7, Brick, NJ 08701. The arrangements have been entrusted to the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. Condolences may be made online at www.elyfuneralhome.com.
Ely Funeral Home -Michael J. Ely, Mgr., NJ Lic. 4729
3316 State Hwy 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 21, 2012