Obituary: Janet Marie Mickelson – Door County Pulse

January 17, 1928 ~ January 21, 2023

Janet Marie Mickelson, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Door County Medical Center, Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Facility, surrounded by her children.

She was born on January 17, 1928, in Sawyer, Wisconsin, to the late Clarence M. and Esther Martha (Hanson) Haines. Janet is a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School, class of 1945. She worked as a clerk at National T after graduation and then spent her career as an accountant for Sawyer Fuel and Supply Company for 30 years. She married Omer Henry Mickelson on September 18, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa. They spent 55 years of marriage together before he preceded her in death on July 4, 2006.

Janet was a lifelong member of the Bay View Lutheran Church, where she served on the church board and was very active while she could. Janet was also a member of AMVETS Auxiliary and Sons of Norway. She was an outdoorsy girl who loved nature and cared for animals. Janet enjoyed reading fiction and newspapers.

Janet was 100% Norwegian and was extremely proud and always celebrated her heritage.

Surviving are their two sons, Paul (partner, Deb Johnson) Mickelson and Tim (partner, Carl Kopczynski) Mickelson.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence and Esther Haines; husband, Omer Mickelson; daughter, Beverly Ann Mickelson; and Russell brothers, Harold and Arthur Haines; and sister, June Bale.

His life will be celebrated with a memorial service at Bay View Lutheran Church on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11:00 am, with Pastor Jeff Greathouse and Chaplain John Hauser officiating. She will be buried in the spring at Hainesville Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation for friends and family will be held at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the service time at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made for Bay View Lutheran Church, Crossroads at Big Creek, Neighbor to Neighbor or Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus.

Paul and Tim would like to thank the entire staff at DCMC SNF for the excellent and loving care provided to the mother during the mother’s 3+ years as a resident. Also, for Unity Hospice, Carol Nutini, Cardinal Ridge and Dr. Reitz for the many courtesies extended to Janet.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are helping the Mickelson family. Expressions of solidarity, memories and photos of Janet can be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Obituary: Janet Marie Mickelson – Door County Pulse

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