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C. Mikkelsen

Aug 22, 2023 (0)

Chambers — Alberta "Bertie" Catherine Mikkelsen, 81, of Chambers, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023 at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a prayer service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 at the mortuary in O'Neill. Pastor Mike Durre will officiate.

Burial will be at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Alberta was born on Nov. 3, 1941 in Alliance to Lester and Alberta (Morford) Miles. Tragedy struck early, as her mother and her twin sister died during birth. Her family lived near Brownlee for a time where she attended country schools until they moved near Chambers. When she was seven years old, her father married Sylvia Rose Florea. Bertie attended St. Mary's Academy her freshman year, then graduated from Chambers High School in 1960.

Bertie married Donald Mikkelsen on Feb. 18, 1961 in Chambers. Don was in the military, so the couple was stationed in Huntsville, AL at the RedStone Arsenal. After Don was discharged, the couple returned to Chambers.  

The couple had three children Donya, Arwin and Burton. Once her children had graduated from high school, Bertie worked for many years at the Village Market and also published the Chambers Shopper.

Bertie was a lifelong horse lover. She enjoyed going to rodeos and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was always proud of her children. 

Bertie is survived by her three children Donya (Delbert Wade) Mikkelsen of O'Neill, Arwin (Laura) Mikkelsen of Tilden and Burton (Valerie) Mikkelsen of Gandy; five grandchildren Brandi Mikkelsen, Derrick Bronzynski, Hagen Mikkelsen, Stetson Mikkelsen and Sage Mikkelsen; three great-grandchildren Braxton, Khloe and Oakley; her mother Rose Miles of O'Neill; two sisters Cindy (Calvin) Fluckey of Plainview and Sue (Greg) Kissell of Sargent; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother Alberta Miles, her father Lester Miles, her twin sister Marjorie Miles, her great-granddaughter Kinsley, two brothers Bernard and Bart Miles, her sister Sammie Rowse and one brother-in-law Eddie Griener.


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