Obituary: Mitchell Paradis

Mitchell S. Paradis, 66, of North Newton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. He fought a courageous battle against lymphoma.

He was born Nov. 22, 1951, in Marshall, Minn., to Clarence Paradis and Dorothy Domine Schultz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was a 1969 graduate of Marshall Senior High School.

Mitch was united in marriage to Mary Brand on Nov. 3, 1984, in Lucan, Minn. They made their home in Newton, where Mitch worked for Floyd Wild Trucking. Mitch’s lifelong passion was trucking. Following his many years with Floyd Wild, he worked at Norcraft Companies, Prairie Hills Transportation and eventually became managing partner at Kustom Karriers, LLC, where he worked until the present time. Besides family, his company was his pride and joy. He was an active member of the American Truck Historical Society, where he served as treasurer and so appreciated antique trucks. He enjoyed drinking coffee and discussing politics with his friends at Charlie’s table of knowledge. He will best be remembered for his love of family. Anyone who was lucky enough to know him knows what a generous and caring person he was.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of North Newton; children, Mallory Paradis of Kansas City, Mo., and Melissa Paradis of Golden, Colo.; and two brothers and two sisters, Randy Paradis, Jim (Sue) Paradis, Becky (Jim) Turbes and Cindy (Shorty) Sanow.

Mitchell Paradis

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Keith Paradis.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 29, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. A service of Remembrance and Celebration will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton, with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding. There will be a private family interment at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Mitch’s name may be sent to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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