Beverly Ann Mickelson, 63, of Portland, OR, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018.
She was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on December 13, 1954, the daughter of Omer “Mick” and Janet M. (Haines) Mickelson. Bev had a passion for sports throughout her life. She attended Sturgeon Bay High School and was active in sports and was a member of the state-championship track team in 1972. Bev played basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she earned a degree in physical education and health. She returned to coach the Sturgeon Bay High School girls basketball team for two years. Bev loved watching sports and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
In 1983, she received a master’s degree in adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and then moved to Portland, OR, where she worked in a variety of health and fitness positions. Bev started her own business, Ageless Fitness, and worked as a certified personal trainer. Her interpersonal communication skills allowed her to motivate and inspire so many that she worked with.
Bev’s life went full-circle as she experienced poor health because of Parkinson’s Disease and Paget’s Diesase. In her later life, she enjoyed being outside, gardening, Origami, beading, writing, and photography.
Bev will be missed by her mother, Janet of Sturgeon Bay; two brothers, Paul of Sturgeon Bay and Tim of Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Bev died peacefully and left her pain and misery behind.
She donated her body for Parkinson’s research.
Bev’s life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Bay View Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Malek officiating. Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Contributions can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), the Wisconsin Humane Society - Door County Campus, or Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, Inc. in Bev’s name.
Bev’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Susan Gilson, for all her help to Bev and her family during this time.
Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Mickelson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Bev may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
American Parkinson Disease Association
135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305
Wisconsin Humane Society - Door County Campus
3475 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, Inc.
P.O. Box 626, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235