Ruby May Mickelson passed away at the age of 97 on Aug. 28, 2023, at 7:01 pm. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, in the place she resided, at Meadowbrook Assisted Living in Black River Falls. She left this earth to be reunited with her husband, Warren, son John, many siblings, and her loving parents. 

     Ruby grew up on a farm in Puxico, MO. After she left home, she married Warren Mickelson, and they ran a dairy farm in Rio, WI. Ruby was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She took pride in her home wherever she lived and was an avid collector. She was very talented creatively, especially with cross-stitch and embroidery work. Ruby’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She blessed them with her undivided attention by playing games with them, coloring, baking and let’s not forget a lot of laughter. The memories and traditions she created with them will live on forever in generations to follow.

     Ruby is survived by her daughter, Donna Lang (David); granddaughters Stacey Parker (Jeremy), Heather Roberts (Steve), Kim Hutchens (Charles), Shana Toombs (James) and Stephanie Baerwolf (Ryan); great-grandchildren Kaelyn Lang (Gary), Bailee Bragg (Taylor), Jackson Parker, Sophia Parker, Lillyan Arndt, Isabella Carpenter, Sean Hutchens, Matilda Baerwolf, Rosie Toombs, Eloise Baerwolf and Betty Toombs; and a great-great-grandchild on the way.

     The funeral and burial was held at the Otsego Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. A celebration of Ruby’s life was held after the service at the Otsego Yacht Club on STH 16 in Rio. 

     Torgerson’s Funeral Service of Black River Falls, Wisconsin is assisting the family, 715-284-4321.


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