Milton ‘Mit’ Fortier, MitchellMilton “Mit” Fortier, 80, Mitchell, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home in Mitchell. He was born on Nov. 3, 1931.
Milton “Mit” Fortier, 80, Mitchell, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home in Mitchell. He was born on Nov. 3, 1931.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Mitchell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell.
Milton James Fortier was born at Armour to Ernest and Sadie (Bosma) Fortier.
He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1949.
He was employed at Culhane’s Dairy and Stevens and Weber Mobil in Mitchell.
On Jan. 1, 1954, he married Betty Larson at Mount Vernon.
He then operated the Corn Palace Motel, Stevens Motel and then owned and operated the Towne Motel.
For 25 years, he was a Realtor and broker and owned and operated Amigo Real Estate.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Senior Citizens and was a Davison County Commissioner for two terms.
He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting, boating, bowling and collecting classic cars.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; one son, Michael Fortier and wife Holly, Mitchell; one daughter, Monica Trabing and husband Gary, Mitchell; four grandchildren: Matthew Trabing and fiancé Jessica DeVries, Mitchell; Ryan Trabing and wife Michelle, Longmont, Colo.; Markee Fortier, Sioux Falls; Kylee Fortier, Rapid City; one great-grandchild, Colten Trabing; one sister, Anita Fink and husband Dennis, Mitchell; and one brother, Harvey Fridley, Gillette, Wyo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Delano Fortier; an infant brother, a half-sister, Yolanda Karnisz; and his stepfather, C.H. Fridley.
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