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Gregory Allen Mickelson

February 12, 1948 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 69)

Obituary

Gregory Allen Mickelson February 12, 1948-January 16, 2018 Gregory Mickelson (a.k.a. 'The Chief') passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on January 16, 2018. Greg was born in LaPorte on February 12, 1948 to Avery and Naomi Mickelson. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. After graduating from LaPorte High School in 1966, Greg served in the United States Army until 1973. Later, he built a career working for companies including Allis Chalmers, Dietrich Industries, and StripCo until beginning his much deserved retirement in 2014. Greg was an active member of a number of LaPorte organizations, including the American Legion, the V.F.W., the Polish Falcons' Club, and the Moose Lodge. He also spent a great many mornings enjoying laughs and grumbles with his friends at The Diner of New Carlisle. He was an avid follower of current events, politics, and the stock market - which entertained and frustrated him in equal measure. Greg loved golfing and camping, and will be laid to rest permanently at Potato Creek State Park, his favorite campground. Greg is survived by his loving wife, Patti (Burkhart) Mickelson, son Brad Mickelson, daughter Beth (Dave) Bray, stepdaughter Michele Seymour, stepson Michael (Michelle) Horvath, grandchildren Davis Bray, Junah and Cian Seymour, and Max Horvath. Also surviving are his brother Kenneth (Claudia) Mickelson, brother-in-law Kevin Parsons, nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Greg was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister Janis Parsons, and his beloved dogs Penney, Shotzie, and Muffin. Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends Friday, January 26, 2018, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST. A life celebration will be held at Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc., Friday January 26, 2018 at 11:00 am CST with Pastor JoEllyn Chadwick officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the La Porte VFW and American Legion Honor Guard immediately following the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Greg's honor to the St. Joe County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Gregory Allen Mickelson please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

JAN 26. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc.

602 Maple Ave.

La Porte, IN, 46350

Funeral Ceremony

JAN 26. 11:00 AM (CST)

Haverstock Funeral Home, Inc.

602 Maple Ave.

La Porte, IN, 46350

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