Richard Ramsey Mitton of Champlin, MN, died at age 77, on August 2, 1997, in Little Falls, MN.
A Memorial Service was held August 9 at Longville Community Church, Longville, MN.
He was born May 6, 1920, in Pillager Township. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He received his master’s degree at the U of M and taught at various high schools and worked in the Job Corps Training Program. He loved to camp, fish and canoe, his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve; two sons, Paul (Terry) of Elk River, MN, and David (Mona) of Forest Lake, MN; one daughter, Lois of Champlin; five grandchildren, Troy, Becky, Andra, Rachel and Logan; one great-granddaughter, Casey; brothers, Eldridge (Al) of Hackensack, MN; and, Duane of Marion, VA. He was also “Papa” to Ka, Vanessa, Jason and Senetra.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eunice Mitton.