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Mildred Tilleskjor, 88

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Mildred "Mickey" Jean Tilleskjor, 88, Alexandria, died November 18, 2013.

Mildred was born September 27, 1925 to Ardell and C. Al Michaelson, being the oldest daughter, followed by Betty and Karen. She was born and raised in Alexandria, where she spent most of her early years enjoying her passion for music. She had voice, piano and violin lessons as a child. She was an accomplished musician, playing at church and enjoyed playing piano duets with her sisters and cousin, Ruth Peterson.

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On August 15, 1946, she married Gerald "Jerry" Tilleskjor. They were blessed with two boys, Larry and Steven. With her business training, she worked in Duluth and White Mart in Alexandria.

Mickey was known to her grandchildren for her cooking and serving big family meals. She was an excellent hostess. She always remembered your birthday with a card. She also loved to travel with her friends, meet for coffee and shop. She valued the local church body and was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church in Alexandria.

She has joined her loved ones in heaven; husband, Jerry; son, Larry; and her parents.

She is survived by her son, Steven (Ann Marie) Tilleskjor of Alexandria; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Tilleskjor of Conroe, TX; grandchildren, Stephanie Laliberte, Richelle (Eric) Fraser, Jaclyn (Christopher) Steep, Jayson (Amy) Tilleskjor, Jeremy Tilleskjor; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Erwin) McWilliams and Karen Gadow.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at Kinkead Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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