Krebsbach Funeral Service
Raymond Grant Mitchell
(May 13, 1966 - July 24, 2011)
Raymond Grant Mitchell, 45, of Beulah, ND, formerly of Scranton, passed away on July 24, 2011 in Beulah, ND.
Funeral Services for Grant will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bowman Lutheran Church in Bowman. Pastor Charles Swanson will officiate with burial to follow in the Bethany Cemetery, rural Rhame, ND. There will be a Family and Friends Service on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Grant was born to Dennis and Irene (Kulseth) Mitchell on May 13, 1966 in Bowman, N.D. He was baptized as an infant at Bethany Lutheran Church. Grant was the first grandchild born to the Kulseth and Mitchell family. He was the light of everyone's world. From the time that Grant was a little boy, he loved people. He would go up to strangers and make conversation starting out with a smiley, “Hi!” He was always wanting to learn new things about people and the world around him. As a little boy, he loved spending time with his dear babysitter, LaVonne, and Aunt Beckie who were like big sisters to him. He really enjoyed visiting Grandpa Ray and Grandma Thelma's farm. One of his favorite things to do was to feed the bum lambs.
At age 4, his brother, Rory, was born to the family. As brothers, Rory and Grant had a forever bond, in good times and bad. They discovered their love for tent camping along the Little Missouri River, surviving many thunderstorms, sunburns, and never catching many fish. Four years later, baby sister, Randi, was born. Grant was extremely proud of his sister and was always protective towards her.
Grant attended Scranton Public School and graduated in 1984. He excelled in art, speech, and carpentry in high school. One of his greatest honors was having his painting chosen to hang in the Governor's office at the State Capital for a year. Grant earned many speech medals for his contemporary speaking and built handcrafted items from unusual woods. Grant worked at the local radio station, KPOK, during high school earning money to buy his first car. He didn't really like that KPOK was a country music station, so he would bring his own music and play a rock song once in awhile. His radio voice was one that many people enjoyed listening to. After high school, Grant continued to love radio, working at KSKY and KICK 104 in the Black Hills.
Grant was a true Minnesota Vikings fan all of his short life. His favorite player was Chris Carter, naming his son after him. His lifetime dream was to visit the Metrodome to see his team play. He also cheered the Twins on whenever he could catch them on TV. He would spend hours and hours watching ESPN, or any sport. Grant loved spending time at the lake with friends, loved ACDC and Led Zepplin, and being with his nephew, Evan. Grant and Evan were definite buddies, playing baseball together and belly laughing at “knee-slapping” jokes! When family would gather, Grant and Rory loved cooking the prime rib together. Grant was a fantastic cook and enjoyed working with his co-workers at the Country Kettle in Beulah.
Grant is survived by his children Bethany (Josh), Missouri; Brittany (James) Florida; Carter and Kanani, Nebraska; his grandsons Kason and Liam; parents, Dennis and Irene, Bowman; brother, Rory (Wanita), Beulah; sister, Randi Fuchs (Bryon), Bismarck; aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friend, Mary Ann, Beulah.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Chelsea. Funeral arrangements made by Krebsbach-Kulseth Funeral Home, Bowman.
Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.