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Dennis Ray Mikesell

September 6, 1948 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 73)


Dennis Ray Mikesell, 73, of rural Eleva, died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at his home. He was born September 6, 1948 in Mondovi, WI; son of Harley and Frances (Bucklew) Mikesell.

He graduated from the American School of Chicago. Following school, Dennis joined the United States Army.

Dennis was a long-time employee of Marten Transport. He was a jack of all trades, who loved visiting with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Dawn Mikesell of Rochester, MN, Kevin Mikesell of Kellogg, MN, Julie (Jason) Drake of Wabasha, MN, Sarah Hays of Rochester, MN; four grandchildren, Sean Mikesell, Lexi Drake, Connor Drake, Thomas Hays; one great-grandchild, Kaiden Mikesell; siblings, Janet (Doug) Minett, John Mikesell, Glen Mikesell, Barbara (Larry) Andrews and Cheryl Mikesell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Frances (Bucklew) Mikesell; two daughters, Diane and Denise.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, February 20, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Marten Center in Mondovi, WI. Kjentvet- Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi is assisting the family. To express on-line condolences, visit obituaries at

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Celebration of Life
February 20, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Marten Center (Mondovi)

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