Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

January 16, 2013

The Rev. Donald Lamar Mikel

Sept. 8, 1923-Jan. 14, 2013

ORLANDO, FLA. —  The Rev. Donald Lamar Mikel, 89, who had been residing in Orlando with his daughter, Sarah, and her husband, John, passed away peacefully Monday.

The Rev. Mikel was born in Nappanee, Ind. Sept. 8, 1923, to Merle and Mary Mikel.

He enrolled in Fort Wayne Bible College then transferred to Bethel College, Mishawaka, Ind., to become part of the first graduating class of the new Bethel College.

As a minister of the Missionary Church, he served churches in West Union, Ind.; West Valley, Wash.; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Denair, Calif. He pioneered the family counseling ministry at Ventura Missionary Church in California.  

The Rev. Mikel’s ministry was characterized by an intense evangelistic zeal, captivating preaching and a listening heart that often helped individuals come to grips with the spiritual issues at the heart of the problems people brought to him

Don and his wife, Trudy, retired to Hailey, Idaho,  where they made many new friends and were very helpful in their son’s business. When he could no longer care for himself, he moved home to Nappanee to live with Dave and Karen Berger.  The last move before heaven was with John and Sarah Hedegaard in their home in Orlando.

He is survived by his son, Russell; and daughters, Karen Berger and Sarah Hedegaard; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  

His loving wife, Trudy, and their youngest son, Steve, preceded him to heaven.

A memorial service will take place Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Thompson, Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee.  

Visit www.tlyfh.com to leave condolences for the family.

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