Larry E. Mikkelsen Sr. of Rancho Tahema, Calif., passed away Oct. 19, 2021, peacefully at his home in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Larry was 80 years old at the time of his death. He was born in Mason City, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 1941, to George H. Mikkelsen and Beatrice V. Mikkelsen.
He is survived by his younger siblings, Robert Mikkelsen and Leisa Garton. Larry was also survived by his wife, Marty L. Mikkelsen, and was a loving father of four, Clint C. Halstead Jr. of North Carolina, Tammy L. Gill of Arizona, Lesli A. Martin of California and Larry E. Mikkelsen Jr. of New Mexico, along with 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Larry Sr. and his wife recently moved to Rio Rancho, N.M., in June 2021 to live with his son and daughter-in-law.