Devon Leslie Mikelson, age 85, passed away on July 10, 2013 at Fallbrook Hospital in Fallbrook, Calif. from complications due to an infection. His body was donated to UCSD School of Medicine in La Jolla, Calif.
The son of Bennie and Alma (Thompson) Mikelson was born Jan. 4, 1928 in Friendship Township in the county of Yellow Medicine, Minn. He graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1946. He served in the United States Army for one year then moved to California where he met Ruth Quintana. They married in 1950.
In 1966, he started his career with United States Postal Service in Gardena, Calif. He worked for the postal service for 23 years, retiring in 1989. After retirement, Devon and Ruth lived in Murrieta and Fallbrook.
Devon enjoyed spending time with his family, collecting, restoring, and selling cars, playing golf, watching sports on TV, and playing with his Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Casey.
Devon is survived by his wife, Ruth Mikelson; son Les Mikelson; daughters, Doreen Jackson, Teresa Mikelson-Cook (Charles); grandsons Kirk and Bobby Jackson; step-sisters, Pam Smith (Harry), Paulette Erp (David); and numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Alma Mikelson; step-mother, Maybelle Mikelson; three brothers, Milo, Kermit, and Waldo; and one sister, Beulah Jorgenson (Dennis).
A private memorial will be held at their Fallbrook residence on Aug. 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake: Psalm 23:1-3.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. God bless you, Dad.