Aggie, longtime resident of Lidgerwood, ND, passed away on August 11, 2013, at the Palliative Care Unit at Essentia Hospital in Fargo surrounded by her family, at the age of 68.

Aggie Loegering and her twin sister, Angie Olson, were born on June 13, 1945 to Herman and Mary (May) Loegering in Britton, SD. The family made their home near Brampton where she attended grade school. They moved to Fargo in 1957 where she attended St. Mary’s School, graduating from St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, ND. Aggie was married to Joseph O’Keefe on April 22, 1967 and four children were born to this marriage. She lived 18 years in Minot with her family.

Aggie was united in marriage to Albert “Al” Mikesh on June 22, 1991. They made their home in Lidgerwood, ND, wintering in Mission, TX, recently moving to Fargo. For 17 years she was a partner with her husband, Al, in his musical entertaining career. Aggie was a life-long Catholic and joined her husband in music ministry. She also enjoyed painting, sewing, crocheting, and remodeling.

Aggie is survived by her husband, Al Mikesh; her children, Sean (Pam) O’Keefe, Colleen (Greg) Stockert, Jennifer (Paul) Fisk, and Timothy (Dena) O’Keefe; her step-children, Larry (Janalee) Mikesh, Linda Mikesh, Coleen (John) Birch, Betty (Rick) Stewart, Susan Mikesh, Karen Mikesh, Tammy (Tracey) Duncan, Scott Mikesh, James Mikesh, her 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her 12 siblings:  Jerome, Theresa Lothspeich, Rosella Jangula, Florence Wegan, Sylvan, George, Dennis, Annette Bruns, Angela Olson, Rev. Leonard Loegering of Wyndmere, ND, Julia Tschider, and Paul. Aggie is also survived by 52 nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Donald, and an unborn grandchild.

Aggie’s family wishes to thank the staff at Essentia Hospital, especially Dr. Raval and the nurses in the Palliative Care Unit for their exceptional care.

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  1. Mantador ND
    Albert, My sympathy to you and your family with the passing of lovely Aggie.
    My thoughts will be with you. Remember that old friends are there for you when you need them.

  2. La Crosse, WIDear beloved family…and what a wonderful family, much loved by God and lots of people.

    My prayers, sympathy and support are with you. I’ve added your intentions to our adoration chapel where you’ll each be prayed for for a week, each hour of the day and of the night.

    May our loving God, hold you gently, as in faith you continue living fully.

  3. Fargo ND
    Al and family– only met Aggie at bingo a couple of times and know of her struggles. I also know Angie thru teaching and bingo and know how much she loved and cared about her twin. Peace and prayers to you all.

  4. Northwood IowaAL & Family, so sorry to hear about
    Aggie she will be miss by so many.
    Still think about the barn dances we
    attended they were so much fun.
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    We had lots of good times.
    You will be in our thoughts & prayers.

  5. Moreno Valley CAFor Coleen:
    Please pass along sincere condolences to Al. You introduced me to him back in the 70’s. We pray for your strength as you comfort your dad.

  6. Faribault Minnesota
    We are so glad we had the chance to know you all these years. You made so many dances special for us, especially in the valley. We will miss you Aggie. Our thoughts and prayers are with Albert and your families.

    Jim & Margaret Drentlaw

  7. Wahpeton ND
    Albert, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Aggie. Gob bless and take care.

  8. West Fargo ND
    To a life well lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Stuart “Chip” Clute

  9. Mission TxWe were so shocked to hear about Aggie. She had a long hard struggle but is now at peace and pain free. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Zimmerman MN
    .AL,Sean and all Family,
    Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. the loss of a wife, mother, sister, aunt or friend is hard. Aggie was all of these. she touched the hearts of many and will be truely missed. Knowing she is in heaven giving my dad a hard time brings a smile to my face. When Aggie and my dad would get together they mad each other laugh, I can hear that laugh now.
    Love Russ and Joann

  11. Minot NdAggie will be truly missed by all who loved her she blessed each one she met including her A-Tec family gods peace to the family. Love Diane

  12. Middle River MN
    Al and Aggie’s family”

    Our sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. Prayers are for you and we know that Aggie will be watching over you from Heaven.

  13. PIerre SDDear Al: We were sad to learn of Aggie’s death. We will remember her for the good times we had while living at Heritage Square. Her cartoons on the overheads were always so good. Thank your for all of the entertainment the two of you provided. We will remember you in our prayers.

  14. Hankinson N.D
    . Al and Family, I got to know Aggie when she worked at St Gerard’s in Hankinson. She was a great person and a joy to be around. I also loved to hear her and Al play at dances.

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

    Diane Klepetka

  15. Felton MN
    Al and family,

    Sending sincere sympathy wishes to you after hearing of the passing of Aggie. I remember well when Al and Aggie played near my hometown of Parkers Praire, MN
    at HiWay Park Ballroom years ago. Especially when they played at my mother’s surprise 60th. You made that night extra special by being there. In the days, weeks, months ahead, may the memories of Aggie comfort you and bring you happiness. And may the support and care of friends let you know just how much you are loved.

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