TILLMEN H. MICHELSON,86, of Jackson passed away on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Jackson Good Samaritan Center. Funeral service will be on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 3 PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jackson with Pastor Bill Oderman officiating. Burial will be in Hauge’s Cemetery – Belmont Township, Jackson County. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 to 5 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home and on Monday – one hour prior to the service at the Church.
TILLMEN HOMER MICHELSON was born on November 18, 1923 in Bayfield, Wisconsin, the son of Nelis and Ada (Hill) Michelson. After they moved to Belmont Township, Tillmen attended school in Belmont Township. After his education, he worked on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Clarine Schlager on May 5, 1945 at the Presbyterian Manse in Jackson. After marriage, they farmed in Belmont Township before settling on a farm in Des Moines Township. They moved into Jackson in 1999. Tillmen became a resident of the Jackson Good Samaritan Center on March 24, 2009, where he passed away on Friday, June 11, 2010 at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 24 days.
Tillmen was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jackson, where he had been an usher. He had been a member of the Hauge’s Cemetery caretaker team. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. In his younger years, he enjoyed trapping. He also enjoyed watching sporting activities of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Tillmen is survived by his wife of 65 years, Clarine Michelson of Jackson, 2 sons, Gene (Alice) Michelson of Jackson and Larry (Pam) Michelson of Waconia, Minnesota, 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Tillmen was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Newman, Kenneth, Gaylord and Harlan Michelson and 2 sisters, Esther Sheldon and Lucille Johnson.
Blessed be the memory of Tillmen Homer Michelson.