April Diann Mickelsen passed away in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Aug. 24 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 68. She was a resident of McMinnville for many years and just recently moved to Conway, S.C. She was born in McKeesport, Pa., on June 3, 1950.
April is predeceased by her son, Warren Mickelsen, brother Daymon Ghrist, and sister Dawn Nunley. April is survived by her loving husband Ervin Terry Mickelsen of 49 years. They were married in Norfolk, Va., on May 17, 1969.
April is lovingly remembered by her daughter Kimberley Reed, son Benjamin Mickelsen, both of McMinnville, and her son Aaron Mickelsen currently serving the U.S. military in Norfolk, Va., granddaughters Amberleigh and Angela, parents June and Harry Ghrist of McMinnville, brothers Lief Ghrist, Clay Ghrist, Glenn Ghrist, and Wade Ghrist, sister Tana Fraser and numerous nieces and nephews.
April had many hobbies, including making jewelry, bead work, stained glass, painting, and more. She loved fishing and trips to the beach with her husband. There will be no funeral services per her request. In lieu of flowers, send donations to The American Cancer Society.
(McMinnville, Tenn.,) Aug. 29, 2018