Paul Mikkelsen

Paul Mikkelsen, age 75, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Westfield Quality Care in Aurora.
Paul wishes were to be cremated.  The family will hold a private service at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Paul Michael Mikkelsen, the son of John and Ruth (Ahlstrom) Mikkelsen, was born at Hastings, on May 19, 1942, and passed away at Aurora, on March 18, 2018, at the age of 75.
Paul’s father was a Methodist minister so Paul spent his childhood in many towns across Nebraska, both large and small. He graduated from Gordon High School.  Paul met his future wife while working at the Sinclair Gas Station in Aurora.
On November 26, 1964, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Hammond at the E.U.B. Church. They had three sons, Scott, Troy and Shawn.  Paul worked at Chuck’s Drive In before he and Cheryl operated the Fan Drive In on Hwy. 14 for 20+ years. They sold their operation to Casey’s and Paul went to work for Aurora Tile, where he retired from.
Paul was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, where he was an usher.  Paul was a member of the Central Nebraska Studebaker’s Drivers Club.  He loved his grandchildren and attended all their activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife, Cheryl Mikkelsen of Aurora; three sons, Scott (Barb) Mikkelsen, Troy Mikkelsen, and Shawn (Michelle) Mikkelsen, all of Aurora; 4 grandchildren, Austin and Carson Mikkelsen, Amber and Jessica Mikkelsen.  He is also survived by two brothers, Joel Thomas (Carolyn) Mikkelsen of Lincoln and Jon Mark Mikkelsen of St. Joe, Missouri and other relatives and friends.

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