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Tillmen H. Michelson


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.

4 thoughts on “Tillmen H. Michelson”

  1. Pete 'Byam says:

    Friends,
    So many memories I have of your family. Tillman was not just a valued customer years ago, but a good friend. I always enjoyed our many visits, even if some were middle of the night service calls on the dryer system. I know the many memories you have will last for years to come. You have my condolences on your loss.
    Pete Byam

  2. John Berge says:

    Family of Tillmen – Our deepest sympathy to each of you from all of us in Berge family. I have many memories of going to the Hill farm south of Bergen and being around Tillmen, Harlan, brother Bud and others. Bud and Tillmen were the same age and were good friends and cousins. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care and God Bless each of you! John Berge

  3. Nadine Berge Flusemann says:

    You have our condolences on your loss. May God be with you in this trying time. Nadine Berge Flusemann. (Bud’s Daughter)

  4. Beverly (Berge) Clark says:

    Tillmans Family …You have our sincere sympathy…remembering all the good times i had at yr folks home on the farm when i was growing up….i know the many memories you all have will help in the loss of yr loved one….thinking of you in this time of sorrow….love Bev & Marlyn Clark & family

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