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Thomas Mikkelson

Thomas Mikkelson, 62 of Waubay died on Monday, February 14, 2011 at his home in Waubay. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 18, 2011 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Rev. Janet Miller officiating. Military Interment will be in the Spring at Lakewood Cemetery, Waubay. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service on Thursday 5-7 P.M. and one hour prior to services on Friday. Fiksdalfuneral.com. Thomas Kent Mikkelson was born on Thursday, January 13, 1949 to DeVerne and Virginia (Iverson) Mikkelson at Portland, Oregon. When he was five years old the family moved backto Waubay, South Dakota. He attended Waubay Public School and graduated from high school in 1967. While in high school he was very active in sports. He then attended Waldorf College in Iowa. In 1968 he entered the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He married Denise Grabast on May 28, 1988 at McCook, Nebraska. During his time in the service he was stationed in Minot and Grand Forks, North Dakota, Guam and Austin, Texas where he was Crewchief on the F4 Phantom, B-52 Bomber and the B-1 Bomber. He retired from active duty in October 1994 and the couple moved, in 1997, to Waubay. He worked at the Waubay School, City of Waubay Upper Plains Construction, Prompt Expressand was owner operator for Long Haul Trucking. He was a member of Brady-Monson Post 129, American Legion of Waubay. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting with his many friends. Tom passed away on Monday, February 14, 2011 at his home in Waubay, South Dakota at the age of 62 years, 1 month and 1 day. Survivors include his wife, Denise of Waubay; two sons, C.J. Mikkelson and Justin Mikkelson both of Waubay, SD; two brothers, Jim Mikkelson of Waubay, SD and David (Joyce) Mikkelson of Westminster, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing . He was a man that loved a good joke and always had one. Tom went with me a few times and always loved my dog Louie... My prayers are with the family and may God give Tom peace Kevin

Kevin Jorgenson Feb 18 2011 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of Tom's family. Nancy (Hawkins) Gelling

Nancy (Hawkins) Gelling Feb 16 2011 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Tom was a great guy, loved to hear him laugh! He will be so missed. My deepest sympathy to all of his family. With sympathy and love, Penny

Penny Hawkins Behnke Feb 16 2011 12:00 AM

Tom was one unique individual. People who met him will never forget him. Being priveleged to grow up with Tom, I got to know and love his parents, Deverne and Virginia, and his brothers, Jim and David. Virginia was one of our Cub Scout den mothers, and she was full of life. Tom was an excellent athlete and a devoted friend to many. I'm blessed to count myself as Tom's buddy.Our prayers are with you, Denise and boys, Jim and David. God rest Tom's soul.

John Mogen Feb 16 2011 12:00 AM

Denise, Jim, David and families: You have my deepest sympathy. Tom was a wonderful friend and we enjoyed so many good times. His presence in my life will certainly be missed. He was just such a special person. Just know that I am thinking of all of you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Walters Feb 15 2011 12:00 AM