Richard (Rick) Lawrence Mitchell

Richard Lawrence Mitchell, 78, Dickinson, ND formerly Isanti, MN, passed away on March 27, 2023 at his home in Dickinson. 

Rick was born in Aberdeen, SD to Robert S. Mitchell Sr. and Ann Brunn on Aug 21, 1944. He married Sylvia Bebo on March 25, 1967 in Aberdeen, SD. Rick and Sylvia had two children, Marvin and Marnie. Rick later married Marlene Phillips on Sept 2, 1983 in Isanti where they made their home for many years.

Rick worked as a general contractor for many years. He went on the road driving truck in 1990. He loved his regular run to California and back to Minnesota every week. It allowed him to visit with family from California to Brentford to Sioux Falls and home. When the oil boom started in North Dakota he took up driving belly dump to help build the roads near Dickinson, North Dakota. He loved Dickinson so much that he made his life there. He was an avid golfer, hunter and bowler. He loved to bowl so much, that there was one day he was so proud that he had bowled 51 games in one day. In fact his license plates even said “bowlmor”. His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren.

Rick is survived by his son, Marvin R. (Denise), their children, Andrew, Alexandra and Colby Mitchell; his daughter, Marnie, her sons, Sam, Matthew and great-granddaughter, Layla Michell; his ex-wife Marlene; stepson, Randy Phillips and his children Dylan and Heather; stepdaughter, Julie (Lon) Lane and their son, Garrett; brothers, Bill (Vicki) Mitchell, Tom Mitchell, Brian Mitchell; sisters, Mary (Marion) Fortin, Kerry Laub Thackery and Julie Reff; many nieces, nephews and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rita Vollmer; brother, Robert Jr.; grandson, Nicholas Phillips; and his beloved grandparents, Sam and Cora.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Rick’s hometown of Brentford, SD. A private burial will take place followed by a gathering and meal at Brentford Fire Hall.

Flowers or donations may be sent to Ladbury Funeral Service, 1133 I-94 Business Loop E, Dickinson, ND 58601.

The family of Rick wishes to extend our sincere thanks to The Paragon and staff in Dickinson for looking out for Ole Boy.

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