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Darold Arthur Britton

May 10, 1933 — August 19, 2023

Darold A. Britton, 90, passed away on August 19, 2023 at Kootenai Medical Center, in           Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.   Darold was born on May 10, 1933 in Maple Grove Township, Minnesota, the son of Archie and Della (Johnson) Britton.   

 

He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1952.  Following graduation he moved to Seattle, Washington and went to work for Boeing.  He enlisted in the US Army, in 1954, serving in Adak, Alaska.  He then moved to Fort Ripley, Minnesota and drove truck for Riechert Trucking out of Brainerd, Minnesota.  On October 29, 1960 he married Mary “Mimi” Stubbs in St Paul, Minnesota.  In April 1961 he, and his brother Dean, bought North American Agency in Northfield, Minnesota.  In 1969, the family moved to Ft. Ripley where he was employed at Larson Boats, Knopik Trucking and joined the Minnesota National Guard.  He retired from the National Guard in 1996 when he and Mimi moved to Idaho.  

 

Darold is survived by his wife Mimi of Cocolalla, Idaho, Jeffrey and Jodi Britton of Cocolalla, Idaho and Susan and David Schmidtbauer of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and his parents Archie and Della (Johnson) Britton.

 

Burial will take place later at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, in Minnesota.

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