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Mary R. Mickelson - 86

2/6/1930 - 8/1/2016

Clinton, Iowa

Mary Ruth Mickelson, age 86 of Clinton, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Alverno. A Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. Mary Ruth was born in Alta, Iowa on February 6, 1930, the daughter of Fred and Irene Cecelia (Maguire) Harrison. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1949. Mary Ruth married Paul J. Mickelson on July 21, 1951 at St. Irenaeus Church in Clinton. Paul passed away on March 20, 1979. She was a nursing assistant at Mercy Hospital from 1960 to 1990. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and the Prince of Peace Auxiliary. She was a very active volunteer working bingo and funeral luncheons at the former St. Irenaeus Church at Prince of Peace. Mary Ruth was very proud of her grandchildren and their accomplishments. She had volunteered with the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary for 20 years with 5747 hours served. She loved her dogs and caring for her Christmas cactus and shamrock plants. Mary Ruth is survived by her daughter Barb (Greg) Graf of Clinton; two grandchildren; Paul Graf of Clinton and Sarah Graf of Cedar Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Arlene Wing.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Pape Funeral Home.

Mass:

A Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Prince of Peace Parish.

1 Comment

  • Marcia R Thorpe

    on 08/02/16

    Greg, Barb and family, I worked with Mary Ruth at Mercy Hospital from 1974 to 1991. She was a dedicated, loving, caring person. She always had a big beautiful smile and kind words for her patients and coworkers and patience beyond belief. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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