Donna Mikkelson, of Pearson, died Friday, May 25, 2018, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 76 years old. She was born on March 28, 1942, a daughter of Merle and Gertrude (Jansen) Gardner. She married Kenneth Mikkelson, Sr. on May 15, 1965, in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1996.
She was raised in West Allis where she and her husband operated the Hideaway Bar. She later worked at Briggs and Stratton in Milwaukee. For the past 32 years Donna owned and operated Mikkelson's Walleye Lodge on Rolling Stone Lake.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth (Amy) Mikkelson Jr. of Pearson; two granddaughters Emily and Heidi; a step-grandson Gavin.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Zack Weber officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Pearson Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
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We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She will be greatly missed by many people. Take comfort in knowing that she is in a better place. Don and Donna Orlow
Kenny & Amy, We're so sorry for your loss. We loved visiting with your mom, during our stays at Walleye Lodge. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim & Randi Pogorelski
So sorry for your loss. Donna was always so nice. I'll remember all my visits to Walleye Lodge where she always had fudge pops and gardetos ready for me. It was a pleasure knowing her. Thinking of you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. She will be missed! Our Thoughts and prayers are with you. Dave,and,Lonnie Koszarek
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