It is with great sadness that I send news that Professor Emeritus Erwin Mickelberg, passed away May 2. Professor Mickelberg was an Augsburg alumnus (class of 1954), a member of the Augsburg Faculty and the Department of Biology.
Professor Mickelberg began his teaching career at Augsburg College in 1956 and retired in 1994. He received his bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College and his master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.
An avid supporter for a new science building throughout his teaching career at Augsburg, a manuscript of Erwin’s was recently published, and all proceeds will be donated to the College’s campaign for the new Center for Science, Business and Religion.
A funeral is planned for this Friday, May 9, 11:00 a.m. (reviewal at 10:00) at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. An obituary will appear in the Star Tribune on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Erwin’s family has requested memorials be made directly to the CSBR campaign, where a fund will be established in his name.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.