Obituary: Merton MitchellMerton Donald Mitchell, 78, of Buffalo, formerly of Round Lake, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.
Merton Donald Mitchell, 78, of Buffalo, formerly of Round Lake, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.
Merton was born Nov. 17, 1933, at Ocheyedan, Iowa, the oldest child of Donald and Lillian Mitchell. Mert attended school at Shady Nook and Round Lake. He lived with his parents and farmed until 1977, when he moved to Round Lake with his mother and worked for the City of Round Lake as a maintenance worker until 1998.
For the past 13 years he resided at Sunrise Assisted Living and Sunrise Cottages of Buffalo.
Merton was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by brothers, Maurice (Bev), Dublin, Calif., and Gerald, Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Diane Coyle, Littleton, Colo., Sharon (Wayne) Daugherty, Apple Valley, Minn., and Mary Ellen (Carl) Johnson , Buffalo, Minn.; 15 nieces and nephews; and 25 grand-nieces and nephews.
Mort loved his family, John Deere tractors, lawn mowers of any kind and country music.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Buffalo United Methodist Church.