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Richard M. Mickelsen of Batavia Richard M. Mickelsen, 98, formerly of Wheaton and of the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Chicago, IL, the son of Richard and Bertha (nee Johnson) Mickelsen. Rich worked for Montgomery Wards in the accounting department and later as a salesman for the Dictaphone Corporation in Chicago. During his retirement years he worked in security for Neiman-Marcus, until age 85. He was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wheaton, 66 year member of Pleaides Masonic Lodge #478, Geneva Lodge #139 and Medinah Shriners. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family. Rich will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 75 years, Sonia (nee Hall); his four children, Rick (Joni) of Geneva, Barry (Barbara) of Wheaton, Janice (Goble) (Jim) Beyreis of Prospect Heights and Joyce (Bob) Wannemaker of AZ; his eight grandchildren, Kris (Brian) Peterson, Kraig (Debbie), Kirk (Amanda), David (Ingrid) and Greg (Lynda) Mickelsen, Wayne (Samantha) Goble, Susie (Brian) Krueger and Karen Wannemaker; and his 14 great-grandchildren, Lexi and Trevor Peterson, Kayla, Kyle, Konnor, Kollin, Ryan, Katie, Reese and Grange Mickelsen, Livvie and Grace Goble, and Emerson and Nelse Krueger. …