See Darlene's obituary.
A former Kenoshan and noted athlete died Monday August 18,1969) in Victory Memoria Hospital, Waukegan (MI). She was Mrs. Darlene “Mickey” Michelsen Klammer, age 43 of 1604 Crissy Ave., Zion. Mrs. Klammer’s death followed a long illness.
Born in Kenosha (WI) September 1, 1925, Darlene Michelsen attended Bradford High School and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She moved to Zion at 19 years of age.
As “Mickey” Michelsen, she was reportedly the first Wisconsin girl to be picked for the All-American Girls Baseball League when it was organized in 1943. She played with the Kenosha (WI) Comets and the South Bend (IN) Blue Sox in the league. She was also an organizer and manager of Lions Little League in Beach Park, Zion.
Mrs. Klammer was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Waukegan; a member of the Illinois Women’s Bowling Association; a member of the Zion Women’s Golf League, and the Bonnie Brook Golf Club.
Surviving were her husband, a son, and a daughter at home; a brother of Kenosha, and her parents of Englewood, FL.
Contributed By: Merrie Fidler
Copyright: Kenosha (WI) News, 19 Aug. 1969, p. 8, per Newspapers.com 2021