Eleanor D. Mickelson, 91, of Dallas Center passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at the Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 25 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Minburn, Iowa.

Eleanor Darlene Mickelson was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Minburn, Iowa, to Arthur Reinhold and Nellie Mae (Leggitt) Anderson.


She attended eight years of country school and then graduated from Minburn High School. After high school she went to the Iowa School of Beauty.

Eleanor was united in marriage to Paul R. Mickelson at her parents’ home in rural Bouton on June 2, 1951.

She worked for three years at a Minburn beauty shop and then at the Perry Manor, Perry Lutheran Home for 15 years and Spurgeon Manor for seven years as a dietary aide.

Eleanor also worked side by side with Paul on the farm.

She was a member of the Minburn United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Eleanor enjoyed crocheting Afghans for her family. She especially loved being with her family and socializing with her friends.

In death she rejoins her husband, Paul R. Mickelson; parents, Arthur and Nellie Anderson; siblings, Emmitt Anderson, Francis Anderson, Dorothy Roush, Dwight Anderson and Bill Anderson.

Left to cherish Eleanor’s memory are her children, David (Pam) Mickelson of Bouton, Daryl (Kathy Klatt) Mickelson of Perry, Nancy (Brad) Kiefer of Ogden and Norma (Rob Wolfe) Carlson of Woodward; grandchildren, Matthew (Dana) Mickelson, Andrew (Kelly) Mickelson, Jason (Angela) Mickelson, Nathan Mickelson, Chad (Erin) Spellman, Emily (Matt) Merrick, Evan (Ashley) Kiefer, Ben (Joanna) Carlson and Brent (Hannah) Carlson; great-grandchildren, Eily Mickelson, James Spellman, Jackson Spellman, Elizabeth Carlson, Lauren Merrick, Dean Carlson and Clayton Kiefer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eleanor’s family wishes to thank the Spurgeon Manor for their kind and loving support.

Memorials will be given to Spurgeon Manor activities and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at
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