Mr. Michaelson, of Keizer, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. He was 69 years old.
Born Oct. 16, 1940 in Ladysmith, Wash., he moved to Hillsboro, Ore. with his parents at age 2. He attended school there, then worked in farms, as a custodian and at the General Foods Corp. cannery in Hillsboro.

He loved old cars, visiting with friends, and pitching in wherever he could. He spent his last 10 years at Sherwood Park Nursing home in Keizer. The family wishes to thank their staff for their care of Mr. Michaelson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Freeman L. Michaelson; and mother, Opal M. Michaelson. Survivors include: his sister Patricia L. Pitts and husband Carl; Nieces Amber L. Lowi and David of San Francisco, Heather M. Hallman and Nick of Ivins, Utah, Mandalyn M. Gulbrandsen and James of New York City, and Ethan M. Pitts of Salt Lake City. He also is survived by his great nephew, Jaxton S. Pitts, and great nieces Taylor Hatch Hallman and Samantha M. Gulbrandsen.

Visitation and a memorial service were held Monday, August 23, at the Keizer Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Portland.

Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.