Mrs. Patricia Ann Mikkelsen, age 91, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2023, in Dyer, TN. She was born on February 17, 1932, to Melvin & Fern Pieper in Freeport, Illinois. Her family moved to Wisconsin where she involved herself in many activities and graduated from Whitewater High School.
Patricia was married to Lawrence Mikkelsen for 73 years. They moved their family to Dyer, TN in 1971, where she led a full, productive, selfless life, nurturing and loving on so many in her family. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Dyer and worked at Poly-M Contractors.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Lawrence 'Larry' Mikkelsen; her children, Mike Mikkelsen (Nancy Newman), Debby O’Brien (Tim), Tom Mikkelsen (Cindy), Kathy Spero, Chris Parker (Randy), Julie Boyd (Johnny); thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; siblings, Dale Pieper (Dorothy), Delmar Pieper (Mary), Ronette Steinke (Dave), Daryl Pieper (Darlene); Jim Pieper (Kathy); several nieces & nephews; and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin & Fern Pieper; brother, John Pieper; daughter, Shari Mikkelsen; son-in-law, Paul Spero; and sister-in-law, Judi Pieper.
Graveside services will be held at 2PM, Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Brent Porterfield officiating. Pallbearers are Brandon Reese, Bradley Reese, James Wheeler, Cam Clark, Gage Mikkelsen, and Jeremy Mikkelsen.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center nursing staff for their compassionate care. She was loved by many and will be missed tremendously by everyone.
Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Patricia Ann Mikkelsen.