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Marjorie Mikkelsen

Marjorie Mikkelsen, 85, formerly of Langdon, ND, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at Lilac Homes Memory Care in Moorhead, MN.

Marjorie Anna Dickhausen was born on March 8, 1933, at Wales, ND, to Henry and Coletta (Diesburg) Dickhausen. She grew up on the family farm near Wales and attended school in Wales and Hannah, graduating from Wales High School in 1951. Following graduation she taught in rural one room school houses.

Marjorie was united in marriage to Gerald Mikkelsen on April 18, 1955, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wales. They lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado for a short time until Gerald was discharged from the army. They then returned to North Dakota and lived in Wales, Valley City, Brocket, Nekoma, and Langdon. They enjoyed 57 happy years together. Marjorie spent the past two years living near family in Hawley and Moorhead, Minnesota.

Marjorie and Gerald were the owners/operators of G & M Lanes in Langdon for many years. During her time in Langdon, Marjorie volunteered at Maple Manor Care Center, Meals on Wheels, and Langdon Ambulance. She was an active member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and was a member and past president of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Ct. Queen of the Prairie. She was a member of the Langdon Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. Marjorie enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends were always welcome in her home. She loved spending time with and helping others, especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling to visit family and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and other school activities.

Marjorie is survived by her children: Kerry (Mavis) Mikkelsen of Bismarck, ND, Darlene Mikkelsen of Seattle, WA, Kathy Borgen of Langdon, ND, Debra (Michael) Shuga of Tempe, AZ, and Geralyn (Mark) Klevgaard of Hawley, MN; grandchildren: Karmen (Mark) Evans, Kristen (Kent) Guderjahn, Kellee (Nick) LeNoue, Koree (Chris) Hoffman, Lindsey (Todd) Tescher, Kyle (Heather) Mikkelsen, Evan Mikkelsen, Grant Klevgaard, Mason Klevgaard, and Gavin Klevgaard; 18 great-grandchildren; her sister, Irene Schultz of Roseau, MN; and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents; sisters Edith Dickhausen and Lenore Rodamaker; brothers Louis Dickhausen, Frank Dickhausen, and William Dickhausen; and great-grandson Jackson Guderjahn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. and Rosary at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

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My thoughts have been with you and your family during this very difficult time. I remember your mom as always being so sweet and kind. May your memories make you smile.

Dorothy mccullough Sep 24 2018 12:00 AM


KEN AND PAT KEMPEL Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with all of you. Marge always had such a great smile and this photo definitely shows that. It was always nice to return to Langdon and see her over the years. She and Gerald lived next door to my mom, Ethel Welsh Hart and Marge was the ultimate neighbor. Bless all of you. Keep your memories close to your hearts.

Sarita Welsh Behr Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Your parents were very nice people (along with their children). My sincere sympathy.

Sonia (Chaput) Heinle Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Marge's passsing. May your memories of her comfort you at this difficult. May God bless you and keep you in his care at this difficult time.

Sharon Lorenz Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

I remember your mom from my time in Langdon. She participated in some of the training I coordinated for the ambulance service. She was so dedicated to the community. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.

Gary Rath Sep 18 2018 12:00 AM

Say Hi to all of your brothers and sisters aunties and uncles and my Dad will miss you all see you once again all in time

Rosalie Grangruth Sep 18 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Marjorie Mikkelsen, The Nelson family sends its deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom.. Our parents so enjoyed your folks! Both of your parents were wonderful people. Your mom was the sweetest person. She will be greatly missed by many. We are keeping each of you in our prayers. Love to all of you. Eileen, Tom, and Kathy Nelson

Kathy Nelson Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM


NORMA MIKKELSEN Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Kerry, Darlene, Kathy, Debbie, and Geralyn, We are so sorry to miss the funeral but too many arrangements have been made to cancel on everyone. Our prayers will be with you on Wednesday. We loved Marge and her family. It was always good to see that smiling, welcoming face and she was so good to our children. We are so grateful for her anchoring the Mikkelsen family over the years.

Merle & Kaye Mikkelsen Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM