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Pat Mikesell

January 30, 1947 — March 1, 2024

Livingston

On March 1, 2024, Paul Patrick Mikesell (Pat) of Livingston, Montana passed away peacefully in his home with his wife Peggy by his side. 

A lifetime resident of Livingston, Pat was born on January 30, 1947 and graduated from Park High School in 1966. As a student at Montana State University, he competed on the shooting team, later being recognized for his achievements by being inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame. 

In 1969, Pat put his degree in Architecture on hold to enlist in the Navy, stationed in Pearl Harbor as a munitions specialist. It wasn’t soon after his time in the military that he met and married the love of his life, Peggy. They were married in 1975 and welcomed their daughter, Anjie in 1983. 

He was employed at Brand S/RY Timber for over 40 years. He loved his work and the people that he worked with, making many lifelong friends during his career.  As an avid craftsman and woodworker, Pat could regularly be found in his workshop, making beautiful furniture and artwork for his friends and family.   He enjoyed bowling, camping, four-wheeling and all of Montana’s outdoors. His true calling was being a loving father to his daughter, husband to his wife and devoted friend to many. 

Community was important to Pat and he spent many years focused on giving back. He served on the Livingston City Council and as the city’s Mayor for several years. He also sat on the board of directors for the Sister City Exchange Program linking Livingston, Montana with Naganohara, Japan.

Pat did not know any strangers. His eyes would squint with a big moustache’d smile whenever he met someone new. His laugh was contagious and always left a lasting impression.  His family is saddened by the loss but grateful that he could share his joy and love with the entire community.  

Pat is survived by his loving wife Peggy Mikesell (Mussetter), daughter Anjie Martins (Mikesell), son-in-law Mike Martins and his brother Mike Mikesell and wife Carol.  He is also survived by many other close friends and extended family who experienced his unbounded love and kindness.

 He was preceded in death by his father Earle Mikesell, mother Florence Mikesell (Cast), father-in-law Chester Mussetter and mother-in-law Betty Mussetter (Bell). 

Today, we lost a great man. Pat’s legacy will continue to impact our community through those that were blessed enough to know him.  

Please join us for a memorial service celebrating and remembering Pat on March 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Holbrook United Methodist Church. A graveside service will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with full military honors.   A reception will immediately follow back at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Lanes Bowling Alley, 1122 W. Front St., Livingston, MT 59047. Checks may be made payable to Livingston USBC Scholarship as a fund will be named in Pat Mikesell's honor. 

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 8, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Holbrook United Methodist Church

424 W Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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424 W Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047

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