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Joan Mickelson

December 12, 1935 — September 6, 2017

Joan Ellen (Blomster) Mickelson, age 81 of Cannon Falls and formerly of Vadnais Heights, died on Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017 at Twin Rivers Senior Campus in Cannon Falls.

Joan was born on December 12, 1935 in Saint Paul, MN, the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Brady Welsch) Blomster. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy, Saint Paul. She married Thomas E. Mickelson, and they later divorced.

She was employed with the City of Saint Paul for 38 years, until retiring.

She is survived by her sister, Dolores (Jack) Schwartz of Troy, MI and brother, Edward (Noreen) Blomster of Eau Claire, WI; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lillian Blomster; son, Charles Mickelson; and sister, Patricia (William) Hoffman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday. September 16 at 10:00 a.m., with visitation from 9-10 a.m., at Church of the Assumption, 51 W. 7th St. in Saint Paul.  Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Saint Paul.

Active pallbearers will be nephews and nieces, Jim, Bill, and Frank Hoffman, Mary Pat Trelstad, Susie Babcock, and Julie Whall. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephew, Emily Blomster, Ellen Tracy, and David Schwartz, and great nieces and great nephews, Anna Olson, Alison Tennis, Nick, Peter, Katherine, and Matthew Hoffman, Lily Landry, Chris Trelstad, Daniel and Emily Hoffman, Josie Babcock, Joey, Johnny and Alex Whall.

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