BURNSIDE – Kenneth Richard Mickelson, 47, of Santa Fe, New Mexico passed away on September 30th, 2013 at the Houston Hospice House in Houston, Texas from pancreatic cancer.

Kenneth was the son of Shirley Mickelson and the late Richard Mickelson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ken was born March 3rd, 1966 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Central Webster High School in Burnside, Iowa and from Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture Business. He lived in Raleigh North Carolina, Costa Rica, and was now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he was working in international agriculture research.

Ken married Gillian Stammer in June of 1996. He is survived by his wife, son Sam who is eight years old, daughter Katherine who is four years old, his mother Shirley Mickelson, two sisters Karla (Bill) Beneke of Flower Mound Texas, Nancy (Tedd) Kipper of Cedar Rapids, brother in-law Ryan Stammer, sister in-law Delia Stammer, father in-law David Stammer and special friend Brenda Watt all of Canada. Ken is survived by his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many cousins.

Ken’s hobbies were fishing, working in the garden, watching the Iowa State Cyclones, and spending time with his family and friends.

Ken has been cremated, a memorial service will be held October 26th, 2013 at 11a.m at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnside, Iowa with the Rev. Julian Swanson officiating.