Juanita Mickelson

Juanita Mickelson



Juanita “Nita” Mickelson, 83, of Westby, Wis., died Sunday, July 29, 2018.

  Nita was born on July 24, 1935 to Carl and Gladys (Anderson) Bronson in Cashton, Wis. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cashton. 

She married Blaine Mickelson on Feb. 25, 1955. 

Nita loved her friends and family. She enjoyed playing bridge, word finds and crossword scratch tickets, going on bus trips, watches, puzzles, lefsa, coffee, Rummikub, camping, Brandy Old Fashioneds and good times.

She also liked working at Bethel Butikk and Norseland Nursing Home and was a Salvation Army bell ringer.

Nita worked in the office at Cashton High School and was the receptionist at Bland Clinic for over 30 years. 

She was a Girl Scout leader and was an active member of Westby Coon Prairie Church, where she was a Sunday school coordinator and teacher and served on many committees.

  Juanita is survived by her daughter, Jayne (Dennis) Soppe of West Union, IA; grandson, Tony of West Union, IA; granddaughter, Stephanie (fiancé Mitch Niedert) of Grimes; great-granddaughter Adeline of Grimes, IA; brothers: Richard (Elaine) Bronson of Manitowoc, Wis., Gary (Barb) Bronson of Allenton, Wis.; sister-in-law, Lilah Kinsendahl of Westby, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Blaine; an infant daughter, Mary; an infant son, David; her brothers William, Robert and Donald Bronson; a beloved sister, Bette Zinke; her sister-in-law, Verna Nelson; and many others.

  Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at Westby Coon Prairie Church. Pastor Peter Beckstrand officiated. Burial followed in the Coon Prairie Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials in Nita’s name may be directed to the family or to the charity of donor’s choice.

The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby, Wis., served the family.     32u32

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