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LaVar Dean Mikesell

January 20, 1936 — February 17, 2021

Lavar Mikesell
Richfield, Utah

Lavar Dean Mikesell, 85, passed away February 17, 2021 at his home in Richfield from a long fight with cancer. He was born on January 20, 1936 in Elsinore, Utah, to Lavor Wilson and Rhoda A Crosland Mikesell.  He married Jackie Feyeresen in Mexico. She preceded him in death.

Lavar graduated from Richfield High School. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1962. He served in Korea, Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis as Airman First Class. He lived a long full life doing what he loved,  camping, fishing, horse back riding. He loved his family and spending time with loved ones.

He is survived by his children: Nisha Herrera, Tooele; John (Karen) Mikesell, Tooele; Holly (Dev) Gibson, Tooele; Melinda (Mark) McTravers, Tooele; Jennifer Mikesell, Richfield; Wesley (Brandy) Mikesell, Salt Lake City; Trenton Mikesell; 13 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; children: Clark Mikesell, Kathy Mikesell; siblings: Lois (Dale) Ericson, Robert, Lamar, Gloria, and Colleen Mikesell; Damian Herrera (great grandson), and Jake Herrera (Grandson).

Funeral services will be held on Monday March 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Magleby Mortuary Chapel. Viewing will be at the mortuary from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Richfield City Cemetery with military honors V.F.W. Post #5050 and Utah Air Force Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, March 1, 2021

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Magleby Mortuary/Richfield

50 S 100 W, Richfield, UT 84701

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Magleby Mortuary Chapel, Richfield, Utah


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