Paul Allen Mikkelson , 58, of Fargo North Dakota passed on, June 19, 2011 at the Villa Maria Nursing Home surrounded by his family.

Paul was born, June 4, 1953 at Sharon North Dakota to Roy Marvin Mikkelson and Alice Harriett (Brun) Mikkelson.  He graduated from Sharon, ND, High School and attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND .   In 1976 Paul married Ina Marie Azure in Rolla, ND, the marriage later ended. They had one daughter, Denise Marie (Jamie) Azure of Fargo and a Granddaughter, Ashlyn.

Upon completion of school, Paul moved to Fargo and worked a few different jobs until  1976 when he started working with North Dakota State University of Fargo in the Food Services Area working with the Meals on Wheels Program.  He retired from NDSU after 33 years in 2009, where he was recognized for his outstanding service.

Paul loved golf, bowling, fishing and his team the Chicago Cubs!   His pride and joy were his family and friends.  Paul is survived by a his daughter, Denise Azure, son-in-law, Jamie Azure and granddaughter, Ashlyn Azure as well as a brother, Peder Mikkelson (Carole) Sharon, ND and sister, Mary Mikkelson (David) Timmons of Minneapolis, MN.  Preceding him in death were: his Parents, Sister, and Ruth (Edward) Satrom.

A Celebration of Paul's Life service will be held at the Boulger Funeral Chapel , Friday, June 24, at 10:00 AM,  with a memorial gathering one hour prior to service.  A visitation will be held the night before, Thursday, June 23, at the Boulger Funeral Home, from 5-7 pm.   A family Internment service will be at the Sharon Trinity Lutheran Cemetery later that day. There will be a reception following the burial at Sharon Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharon, at 2:30 PM.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the Roger Maris Cancer Center, the University of Minnesota ENT staff , Villa Maria Staff and Hospice of the Red River Valley.    In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the American Diabetes Association, Roger Maris Cancer Center or Hospice of the Red River Valley in Paul's name.

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