Joseph (Joe) Desmon Mickelson’s passion for adventure and service didn’t come to a close with his death. Joe left this life’s adventure on June 4, 2022 at the age of 49 after a short, but courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by those he loved, who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Joe was born on April 16, 1973 in Lander, Wyoming. He attended Laramie Sr. High School where he played football, wrestled, and soccer. After graduating from Laramie Sr. High School, Joe went on to work for the Lovell Ambulance Service and Lovell Care Center, while he completed his education at Northwest College. Joe was a student-athlete for two seasons as a member of the NWC Wrestling Team. On and off for the next six years he spent as an assistant coach and tournament staffer. For the last 20 years, Joe has worked tirelessly as Park County’s Juvenile Probation Officer helping Park County’s youth. He loved guiding rafting groups down the river as well as riding his motorcycle and hanging out with his family and friends. Joe was a friend to all who met him. He was always the first to lend a hand when someone needed help, and through the winter you would find him shoveling walks for his neighbors. His contagious smile and sense of humor will always be remembered.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Joey Mickelson; his parents, FDee and Marjorie Mickelson; his brothers and their wives, Frank and Michell Mickelson, George Mickelson, John and Heather Mickelson, and Mathew and Jeannett Mickelson; his sisters and their husbands, Christine and Roger Horsen, DeeAnne and Andrew Whitmer, and Mary and Chad Wilcox; as well as Aunts, Uncles, many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and his wrestling family.
Funeral Services will take place Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 7th Street in Powell, Wyoming. He will be interred at the Lovell Cemetery.