Gerry Mickelsen

Gerry Mickelsen, 63, passed away July 30, 2019 in St. George, Utah. Gerry was born in Salina, Utah May 20, 1956 to Joseph Gerald and Della Jane Stott Mickelsen. He grew up in Aurora, Utah and graduated from North Sevier High School. Gerry married Glenna Vee Beutler August 6, 1978 in Elko, NV.

Gerry had a passion for hard work and trucks, and after many years of being employed at Bastian Trucking he purchased the company in 2011. Gerry loved and will miss his Bastian Trucking family.

He enjoyed riding horses, razor rides, camping, fishing, and hunting with family and friends. He also loved anything Harley Davidson.

Gerry is survived by his wife Glenna, children Christian Mickelsen, Heather (Dion) Granet, Joe Mickelsen, and Holly Mickelsen; Sister Rose Ann (Robert) Crunk, Washington, UT; Sister-in-law Janice Mickelsen, Redmond, UT; mother-in-law Maureen Wheadon, Richfield, UT; and Aunt Beth Mason, Aurora, UT. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gerry was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Jane, brothers Steven and Kerry, and father-in-law Ted Beutler.

We are honoring Gerry’s request; he will be cremated with no services held.

Funeral Directors: Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign Gerry’s online guestbook at



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27 Responses

  1. We are so sad to hear about your dad. We love all you guys and want you to know if we could we would give you all a great big hug. Please know you’re all in our thoughts and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Please reach out to us if you need anything.

  2. Glenna and the Mickelsen family:
    Gary was a great friend and class mate, he will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family
    Woody and Family

  3. Glenna,
    I am so sorry to hear of Garry’s passing, the memories of working at the Gyp as well as all other affiliations with the Mickelsen clan are flowing pretty heavy right now.
    Peace be with you and your family at this time!


  4. Sending prayers strength and guidance for all. Glenna such a shock. Our friendship goes back a ways. Always thought the world of Gerry and you. He is in a better place and may God bless you and your family with comfort and strength and guidance for the days ahead. So many memories we have.

  5. Thank you for everything you have done for my family and I. You made my career at Bastian Trucking, the greatest for the past 14 years! I hope I’ll continue to make make you proud for many more with your son Joe (Bossman jr.) Mickelsen.
    Once again, thank you both, and the rest of your family for everything you all have done for mine, and myself!

    Until we meet again, rest in peace!

  6. You will be missed very very much Gary thanks for everything you ever did for me it’s definitely not going to be the same without you rest in peace buddy

  7. “I am so sorry to hear about your loss. …
    “May Gerry rest in peace. …
    “Thinking of you in these difficult times.”
    “My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. …
    “Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.” ❤

  8. I’m going to miss you old friend, I hope your family is ok.. Sorry I didn’t come around more, I’ve been kind of busy. Loved you like a brother, and had fun when we were together. Wow I was looking for you on Facebook today and this is what I found goodbye old friend, Andy

  9. Goodbye old friend, sorry I wasn’t around much. I had fun when we were together, man did we have some fun. I was looking for you on Facebook today and this is what I found. Wow!

  10. Glenna – I haven’t seen you for many years, but please know that I am very sad to hear about the loss of your husband. Please know that Kirk and I send our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and all of your family.

  11. The thought of Gerry being gone, just breaks my heart. I loved him like he was my brother, kind of feel like we grew up together in the trucking industry. My dad was good friend with Russell Bastian and had the pleasure of knowing Gerry also he is deeply saddened. My thought and prays go out to all of his family and Joe I am thinking of you especially. If you need anything know we are here for you.

  12. What A GREAT SMILE and A Great Man! Speechless…. Not sure what to say.. Saddened by the loss, I want to know how he died.. Although it is probably none of my business. My guess would be CHF. Being around all the exhaust and ozone probably did a terrible number on Gerry’s health. Working in the transportation industry is very hard work.. Underpaid and underappreciated. We need to realize that without the hard working haulers we wouldn’t have anything. It is because if them that we have food on our tables, gas in our tanks and so much more.. I want to give a special thank you to all the drivers and workers in the transportation industry.. We need ya, appreciate ya and hope you get bigger pay raises. I am also saddened by the modest man Jerry, Selfless, giving and he deserves a memorial. That may not be what he wants but it may be the way the community wants to thank him and many others that have served our country. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. So sorry for your loss.

  13. So sorry about your family’s loss. He was a great man and will be missed.❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏

  14. We are saddened to hear about this! Prayers and condolences to your family!! You will be missed by so many. So sorry for the loss of a great man.

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