Ernest Mickel

Obituary of Ernest Robert Mickel

Ernest Robert Mickel "Ernie" Ernest was born October 7, 1931 in Altoona, PA. He is the son of Robert E. Mickel and Clara Stewart; he passed peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023. in addition to his parents, Ernie was predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years, Donna (Campell) in 2018; his grandson Anthony Burnett, as well as all his siblings. Ernie is survived by his children Jeff (Denise) Mickel, and Norma Krider; step children Cindy (John) Jackson, and Dolly (Forrest) Vanderpool; sister-in-law Alice Still; nephew Bill (Michele) Bolt; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends Jim and Debbie Bower – including his special friend Sue, and all his friends at Able 2 and Shear Knowledge. Ernie served in U.S. Navy from 1952- 1954, during the Korean Conflict. After his time with the military, he spent a career as a carpenter, handyman, all around jack of all trades. His proficient skills led to several retirement dates, ultimately bringing him to work at Able 2 for 22 years, after retirement. He was an avid hunter and loved his tractor. Most of all, he could always lift your day, and did what he could to bring a smile out. The family would like to thank the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical ICU for all the special care they gave to Ernest. Following his wishes, a Celebration of Ernie's Life will be held in the spring, with committal and interment, with Donna, in Woodlawn National Cemetery with military honors.
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