Lorene J. Mikel, age 89, of Nappanee, died, surrounded by her family at 12:43 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at her residence.
She was born July 20, 1928, in Milford to Otto Sr. and Barbara (Graff) Beer. Mikel 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. Mikel 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.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will begin at 1 pm. Rev. Mike Raasch will officiate and burial will be in Milford Cemetery.