John Mickelson, 66, of Belleville, passed away April 27, 2021 at UW Hospital. He was born February 18, 1955, the son of Ruby and Warren Mickelson.
John was a retired farmer and former business owner. He loved to go fishing and was a collector of toy tractors. His dream was to finish a collector’s book for Ford/New Holland toy tractors.
Survivors include daughters Stacey (Jeremy) Parker, Shana (James) Toombs, and Stephanie (Ryan) Baerwolf; grandchildren, Jackson Parker, Sophia Parker, Lillyan Arndt, Matilda Baerwolf, Eloise Baerwolf, Rosemary Toombs, and Beatrice Toombs; mother, Ruby Mickelson, and sister Donna (David) Lang. He was preceded in death by his father Warren.
Private graveside services will be held at Otsego Cemetery. Any cards or memorial contributions may be made to the family and sent to the funeral home. “The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and state of mind, where we are free.” - Fennel Hudson.