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Mike Albertsen, 76, of Mesa, Ariz.

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Mike Albertsen, 76, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Red Wing, died May 22, in Mesa. He was born Oct. 3, 1932, to Albert and Martha Albertsen in Atlantic, Iowa.

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He was a Korean War veteran and was proud of his presidential citation. He married Monie Cavanaugh on Aug. 18, 1953, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They lived throughout the Midwest, including Red Wing. He was active in the VFW and American Legion from his honorable discharge until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Monie of Mesa; three daughters, Debi (Jeff) Petersen of Buffalo, Minn., Joni (Randy) Juliar of Red Wing and Julie (Perry) Stevenson of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; his son, Bruce Albertsen of Mesa; two sisters, Elna Hartvigsen of Kimballton, Iowa, and Magda Esbeck of Elkhorn, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Brooke and Chad Juliar of Red Wing, Abby (Corey) Hanson of Lakeville, Minn., Kyleigh and Dustin Petersen of Buffalo, Amanda Olson of Minneapolis and Rachel Stevenson of Scotsdale, Ariz.; and one great-grandson, Weston Hanson. He was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Albertsen.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. June 20 at the Mesa American Legion.

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