ELMER R. MIKKELSON, 87 ROCKFORD - Elmer R. Mikkelson, 87, of Rockford passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in P.A. Peterson Home. He was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Clinton, Minn., the son of Olaf J. and K. Mathilda (Eide) Mikkelson. Elmer married Marian L. Graham on Oct. 27, 1951, in Rockford. Elmer worked at Sundstrand Corp., retiring in May 1986, after 24 years. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Elmer was a past member of the Belvidere Moose Club. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, playing Cribbage with his friend, Tim, and working around his home. He is survived by sister-in-law, Connie Mikkelson and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his loving wife of 51 years, Marian, in 2002; brothers, Alfred, Mervin, Julius, Johnny and Leonard; sisters, Olga Schneller, Clara Clark, Katherine Huselid, and three sisters during childhood; and his special pets, Tippy and Tiger. The family would like to thank Emeritus of Rockford for making Elmer's home so comfortable, and the P.A. Peterson staff for the comfort and care given to Elmer during his final weeks. Service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, with visitation from 2 p.m. to time of service; the Rev. Jeffrey Fricke will officiate. Private family burial in Scandinavian Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., Rockford, Northern Illinois Hospice Care and Grief Center, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108, or
, 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2013