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Lorene J. Mikel, 89, Nappanee, died, surrounded by her family at 12:43 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at her residence.
She was born July 20, 1928, in Milford, to Otto Sr. and Barbara (Graff) Beer. Lorene lived her lifetime in this area. She was a graduate of New Paris High School.
On Feb. 5, 1949, she married Dale Mikel near New Paris. He preceded her in death Feb. 16, 1995.
Lorene was a homemaker and a member of Living Gospel Church.
Surviving are her sons, Randy (Kelly) Mikel, New Paris, Ronn (Amy) Mikel, Milford; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Beer, Nappanee, Barbara Myers, Goshen; and brother, William (Evelyn) Beer, New Paris.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Eldon, Otto Jr., Lawrence and Harlan Beer.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 3, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The Rev. Mike Raasch will officiate.
Burial will be at Milford Cemetery.
Published on January 30, 2018
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