Ronald Mitten Obituary, Death – Ronald Monroe Mitten, a resident of Beach Park, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the age of 89. He was called home to be with the Lord. Francis and Leona (Maybee) Mitten welcomed their son Ron into the world on June 29, 1933 in the town of Huntington, Indiana. During the Korean War, Ron served with honor as a member of the 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion (SCARWAF) of the Army Corps of Engineers.
After serving his country in the Army, Ron wed his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Stoffel, shortly after his return. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, where he studied for four years. After 37 years of devoted service to Outboard Marine Corporation in Waukegan, Illinois, where he worked as Manager of Outboard, he eventually took early retirement from the organization.
The lives of Ron and Marilyn were enriched in every way by the arrival of their seven children, who brought them joy, laughter, and an abundance of happy memories. He enjoyed activities such as fishing, camping, hunting, singing country music on his guitar, working on machines, watching old westerns, and camping out in the wilderness. Ron was honored to serve as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America alongside his sons, and he had been a member of the Catholic Knights of Columbus for a good number of years.
Ron was the epitome of a traditional, hardworking man who was devoted to his faith, his family, and the friendships that would last a lifetime. Those who were familiar with Ron frequently praised him for his dependability, devotion, honor, loyalty, resourcefulness, caring, multitalentedness, knowledge, and inspiring qualities.
Ron’s parents, brother Morris Jay Mitten, son Greg Anthony Mitten, and daughter-in-law Paula (Mike) Mitten all passed away before him. He is survived by his son Greg Anthony Mitten.
His children, Rev. Stephen Mitten S.J., Rhonda (Ray) McKenna, Michael Mitten, Mark Mitten, Cheryl Mitten, and David (Patti) Mitten; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a large number of nieces, nephews, and friends survive him.
Visitation for Ron will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Congdon Funeral Home, which is located at 3012 Sheridan Rd, Zion, Illinois 60099. Funeral Services for Ron will follow the visitation. Additional visitation will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20, at Our Lady of Humility Catholic Church, located at 10655 Wadsworth Road in Beach Park, Illinois 60099. The service will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. on that day. After the funeral, the interment will take place at the Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, Illinois.