Mickey Meyer, 79 of North Mankato, died Monday, January 18, 2021 under the awesome care of her friends at Ridgeview Le Sueur Nursing Home. She would like you to remember how she lived. Due to COVID concerns and restrictions, services will be private.
Mickey McDonough was born in Waldorf, Minnesota, to Mary McGuigan and Emmet McDonough, and Waldorf’s people never left her. She studied nursing at St. Mary’s in Rochester and forever bonded with colleagues with last names starting with “Mc” and “Mac” - the seven “Mic Chicks.” Over her career, Mickey was a nurse to babies, to psychiatric patients, to expectant mothers, to college students, to her three boys, and she ended her career caring for people at Ridgeview. She worked full time until she was 73, because for her, caring for others wasn’t really working. Mickey was frequently described as “a great nurse.”
Mickey loved playing cards, making caramel bars for friends and family, raising heck at the St. Patrick’s Day parade, playing pull tabs, screaming at the Vikings, having tea parties with her grandkids, observing Memorial Day, telling the same story more than once, laughing and crying with friends, and taking care of people. To Mickey, a card was only worth buying if it made you snort twice.
Mickey influenced many who are still alive, especially: her sons and their families, Michael and Katie; Joe, Nancy, Samantha, and Gavin; John, Becky, Megan, and Molly; her former husband Clark; her sister Patty; the Lyndale/North Mankato Gang; anyone looking for a good book recommendation; and those in need of a physical or mental stitch. Mickey is already catching up with her two deceased brothers, Mark and Terry, and those willing to listen to her raunchy jokes.
A family service will be held soon with Kolden Funeral Services. A public celebration will follow when the weather and the virus allow us to gather and laugh.
The family prefers memorials to whichever charity is supported by the pull tabs nearest you. Or, if you wish, donate to the American Cancer Society, the Minnesota Nurses Association, or your favorite place of worship.
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