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Anna Mae Mikkelson

May 26, 1926 — December 12, 2010

WAUBAY- Surrounded by her loving family, Anna Mae Mikkelson entered peacefully into eternity on Sunday December 12, 2010 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 16 days. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waubay. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Wednesday 2-4 P.M. with a 7 P.M. Rosary Service at the church in Waubay. Anna Mae Holman was born on Wednesday, May 26, 1926 to Archie and Eva (Fortin) Holman at Waubay, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at the Catholic Church in Waubay. She attended school in Waubay graduating from WHS in 1945. After her education, Anna Mae moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked at a factory for a short time until returning to Waubay. She then was employed at Greening Drug Store in Waubay, where she continued to help out when needed over the years. On May 18, 1948, she was united in marriage to Edward Mikkelson at the Waubay Catholic Church. To this union, five daughters were born. The family made their home in Waubay. Anna Mae was a wonderful wife and homemaker and took pride in her family. Ed passed away September 22, 1996. Ann Mae continued to live in Waubay until entering Bethesda Home in 2009. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Waubay where she was active in the Altar Society and taught CCD for many years. She also was a loyal member of the American Legion Ladys Auxiliary where she was known as the card lady for many years. Anna Mae enjoyed crocheting, baking, working on crafts, crossword puzzles, listening to music, and especially spending time with her family. She had a kind, gentle, and giving heart. She had a quiet softness for people in need and always went out of her way to make them feel comfortable and appreciated. She loved her girls and always talked about them with such pride. Her admiration for her sons-in-law and grandchildren are hard to put into words, her spirit glowed just at the mention of their names. Her devotion to Jesus Christ guided her through her life, and praying the Rosary gave her enormous comfort. She fought her illness with courage and strength knowing that the Lord would carry her through her journey. Our mission as her family is to stay committed to our Christian faith, fulfill our promise to watch over each other, and always carry her in our hearts. We will miss her dearly. Surrounded by her loving family, Anna Mae Mikkelson entered peacefully into eternity on Sunday December 12, 2010 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 16 days. She is survived by five daughters: Jane Dargatz of Webster, SD, Carol (Dennis) Gregerson of Waubay, SD Susan (Larry) Jirava of Webster, SD LuAnn (Ted) Wasilk of Waubay, SD and Mary (Barry) Bullert of Webster, SD two brothers: Louis (Clairice) Holman of Hot Springs, SD and Tom (Susan) Holman of Albuquerque, NM, six sisters: Lucille Voigt of Aberdeen, Joan Hornaman of Tampa, FL, Blanche (Blaine) Buntrock of Brandon, MN, Verna (Duane) Bartelt of Waubay, SD, Mary Seiler of Aberdeen, SD, and Julia (Dick) Beaulieu of Chanhassen, MN, 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three more on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 48 years, one sister Ramona Burns, and one son-in-law Dennis Dargatz.
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