2013-01-17 / Obituaries

Karl Mitzel, 82, of Herreid, S.D.


Karl Mitzel Karl Mitzel Karl Mitzel, 82, of Herreid, S.D., passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Strasburg Care Center.

Karl was born on Nov. 3, 1930, to Edward and Martha (Berreth) Mitzel in Hague. Karl graduated from Herreid High School in 1948. He taught country school for three years before starting a career at the Campbell County Courthouse that spanned over 46 years as Auditor and Treasurer. He retired in 1997.

Karl was united in marriage to Virginia Lang on Sept. 22, 1952, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Herreid. They made their home in Herreid and were grateful for their children and grandchildren.

Karl enjoyed camping with his family and loved to hunt and fish. His spare time was always busy with various bookkeeping jobs and hobbies.

Karl is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia of Herreid; four sons, Bruce (Sandy) of Herreid, Tom (Mary) of Herreid, Alan (Cindy) of Keller, Texas, and Terry (Lori) of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Michael, Josh, Kelsey, Kayla, Gavin, Dylan and Griffin; brothers and sisters, Maxine Vojta of Mobridge, S.D., Archie Mitzel of Herreid, Gladys Braun of Puyallup, Wash., Ruby Hanson of Mesa, Ariz., Jim Mitzel of Mound City, S.D., Dale Mitzel of Herreid; sister-in-law Shirley Mitzel of Morris, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters, Ruth Bollinger, Violet Rossow and Alex Mitzel.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2012, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Herreid.

Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

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