Randal Mickelson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

February 18, 1956 - December 16, 2014

Randal James Mickelson

Passed away at his home on December 16, 2014 at the age of 58.

Randy was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 18, 1956. In 1974, he graduated from Henderson High School.

Randy was a proud father to two sons, Jim and Jon. He made them his priority and spent countless hours of their youth with them at the hockey rink. For many years he would flood their backyard to make them their own personal ice rink.

Randy had the gift to gab and he had the best stories that could make anyone laugh. He was a prankster and the life of the party.

He was a skilled tile layer and carpenter by trade. He took great pride in his work and exceeding expectations for a job well done. Most recently he worked at ACE Hardware and excelled in their outdoor department. In 2013, the store won the “Coolest ACE Hardware Store” to which he contributed.

Randy loved the outdoors, he appreciated the tranquility of walking through the woods. He had a knack for gardening.  One of his specialties was growing heirloom tomatoes.  He was a true sports fan and participated in many throughout his life including basketball, football, hockey, and golf.

Randy is preceded in death by his father, Glenn Mickelson; and brother, Bob Bisher. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Bisher; his sons, James and Jon Mickelson; sister, Kelly (Tony) Eshleman; and many friends. We will miss his humor, his stories and most of all his caring heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Randy Mickelson Memorial Fund through Black Ridge Bank in Crosslake.


  1. Margaret. Jenniges says:

    I am one of many Aunts to these boys. I am deeply saddened by their loss. Rest in Peace Randy

  2. Myra Van Buskirk says:

    Forever loved…..Forever missed..

  3. Marcia (Samp) Bahr says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Randy. I am a cousin of Randy’s. Glen was a brother to my Mother, Arlene Mickelson Samp. So sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. I remember him as a little tow head. and the brightest smile. He and my brother were the same age, so did get into mischief when little. God Bless.
    Marcia Bahr

  4. Luke Jenniges says:

    He made me the carpenter and hard worker I am today! He was a great stepfather and helped raise me. Wish I would have been closer to him through my adulthood! Will be missed by many. Love you Jim and Jon I am here for you!

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