Milton James Fortier


November 3, 1931 - October 11, 2012




Milton James Fortier was born November 3, 1931, at Armour, SD, to Ernest and Sadie (Bosma) Fortier.  He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1949. He was employed at Culhanes Dairy and Stevens and Weber Mobil in Mitchell. On January 1, 1954, he married Betty Larson at Mount Vernon. He then operated the Corn Palace Motel, Stevens Motel and then owned and operated the Towne Motel. For 25 years he was a Realtor and Broker and owned and operated Amigo Real Estate. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Senior Citizens and was a Davison County Commissioner for two terms. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed hunting, boating, bowling and collecting classic cars.

He is survived by his wife Betty, one son Michael Fortier and wife Holly of Mitchell, one daughter Monica Trabing and husband Gary of Mitchell, four grandchildren: Matthew Trabing and fiancé Jessica DeVries of Mitchell; Ryan Trabing and wife Michelle of Longmont, CO;  Markee Fortier of Sioux Falls; Kylee Fortier of Rapid City, one-great grandchild Colten Trabing; one sister, Anita Fink and husband, Dennis of Mitchell, one brother, Harvey Fridley of Gillette, WY and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Delano Fortier, an infant brother, a half-sister, Yolanda Karnisz, and his step-father, C.H. Fridley.


Sunday, October 14, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Monday, October 15, 2012
11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Lawler
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Jeanice and Gary Korzan on October 15, 2012
So sorry to hear about Milt's passing. I was fortunate to work with Milt at Rozum Motor Company. Milt was a great guy and will be missed.
Posted by Jeff Jervik on October 14, 2012
My prayers are with Mike and family. Milt was a great friend of my dad ( Jerk) and will be missed.
Posted by Carole Brekke on October 14, 2012
Betty and family, my sympathy to you during this difficult time. I recall many fun memories of you and Milt when I lived in Mitchell and worked at the bank and later when we visited with you and Anita & Dennis. Sending healing thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on October 13, 2012
Our deepest sympathy Betty, our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Sharon (Rice) Hall on October 13, 2012
Betty, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your Dear Husband, Milt. I have such wonderful memories of working with you at Mitchell National Bank and of the times I spent with you and Milt and other's from the Bank at Christmas parties and at other events. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time and hope that you find comfort iin the "Wonderful Memories" you have of all the "Happy Times" you shared with your family.
Posted by Sharon Larson and family. on October 12, 2012
Betty and family,our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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