Karl Mitzel kept books for Campbell County
Mass of Christian Burial for Karl Mitzel, 82, of Herreid, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Herreid.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and starting at 6 p.m. at the church with a rosary service at 7 p.m.
Karl passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Strasburg Care Center in Strasburg, N.D.
Karl Mitzel was born on Nov. 3, 1930, to Edward and Martha (Berreth) Mitzel in Hague, N.D. He 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 more than 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. 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, N.D.; grandchildren, Michael, Josh, Kelsey, Kayla, Gavin, Dylan and Griffin; brothers and sisters, Maxine Vojta of Mobridge, Archie Mitzel of Mobridge, Gladys Braun of Puyallup, Wash., Ruby Hanson of Mesa, Ariz., Jim Mitzel of Mound City, Dale Mitzel of Herreid; and sister-in-law, Shirley Mitzel of Morris, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters and brother, Ruth Bollinger, Violet Rossow and Alex Mitzel.