September 4, 1928 ~ June 10, 2022

Born in: Elgin, North Dakota
Resided in: West Fargo, North Dakota

Mickey’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting at 11:15 AM today:

Norma “Mickey” Jane Magelky, 93, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022 at Sheyenne Crossings Care Center, West Fargo, ND.

Mickey was born on September 4, 1928, the daughter of Ralph and Emma (Werre) Lipelt in Elgin, ND. Named Norma, she quickly became Mickey to her family because of her dad’s love of New York Yankees player Mickey Mantle, and the name stuck. She grew up in Elgin, ND with her seven siblings in a three room house. When her brothers went to war, she and her sister, Phoebe, helped their dad with his masonry work. After graduating from Elgin High School, she stayed in her hometown and worked at the Vossler Grocery Store. She was united in marriage to Anton “Tony” Magelky on November 2, 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bismarck, ND. They moved all over the state following her husband’s construction work and finally settled in Fargo, ND. While Tony spent much of his time on the road for work, Mickey stayed home to raise and care for their five children. She was proud of her work as a homemaker and was involved in her children’s lives as they grew up. After Tony’s retirement, Mickey started a job at Longfellow Elementary School serving lunches and working with kids. In total, she lived in the family’s north Fargo home for 57 years. Mickey had a love for fishing, attending her grandchildren’s games and playing cards.

Mickey is survived by her children, Michael (Barbara) Magelky, Fargo, ND, Patrick (Phyllis) Magelky, Argusville, ND, Mark (Lori) Magelky, Lake Park, MN, Toni Marie (Steve) Grabinger, Lake Park, MN, Lori (Ken) Ruhland, West Fargo, ND; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; siblings, Ralph (Judy) Lipelt, Howard Lake, MN, Cathryn Pearson, Bismarck, ND, and Bonnie (Lee) Jacobson, Bismarck, ND.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anton “Tony” Magelky, her parents and siblings, Marion Shaw, Grant Lipelt, Phoebe Erickson, and Arlene Nissen.

Memorials are preferred to Ethos Home Care & Hospice.


Funeral: June 14, 2022 @ 11:30 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103


Holy Cross Cemetery North Campus, Fargo
1502 32nd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Visitation: June 14, 2022 @ 10:30 - 11:30 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I never met Norma but I work with her Daughter Toni and she is a joy to work with.

  2. Mike, Barb and Family

    Kay and I were sorry to hear about Mickey’s passing. We have many fond memories after living one door down the street for 12 years. Many fond memories both from the neighborhood, attendance at the boys sporting events and holiday parties. Fishing in Canada or at the lakes with both her and Tony. Both her and Tony are in our prayers today.

  3. Toni’ Steve’ Erin’ Elise: My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Toni you were a very good daughter to your Mom. Blessings to all, love to all of you.

  4. Dear Family, Though we know heaven has welcomed a very special person, our hearts still feel the sorrow.
    With Sympathy and Loving Prayers! God Bless. E&R

  5. My sympathy to your family as you mourn the loss if your Mother Mickey. I enjoyed many years of friendship with her as we worked together at NDSU concessions and later at the Colliseum for ice hockey. She was fun loving ambitious and there was never a dull moment. A truly good person and good example. May God bless and comfort you at this time Laurie, Tony and family. Phyllis Johnson

  6. I love you Aunt Mickey. I will miss my nightly phone calls to you. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  7. To my Magelky Cousins,
    With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Aunt Mickey. Our thoughts are prayers are with you.
    Sue Magelky DeLeon

  8. Mike & Family, Sorry we couldn’t join you today. Grateful that we could attend the funeral virtually. Aunt Mickey was such a special person. Mike – what a beautiful tribute to your Mom.
    Love, Renee & Ernie

  9. Aunt Mickey was a remarkable lady. Always the life of the party and a true pleasure to be around. She will be truly missed and the world is a better place because of her.

  10. Mike, I am sorry to read of your Mother’s passing.
    Condolences to you and your family.
    Al Danielski

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