Michael Mulford Sr., 66Michael Eugene Mulford was born August 20, 1946, in Creston, Iowa to John Francis Mulford and Marguerite Edyth (Slater) Mulford.
Michael Eugene Mulford was born August 20, 1946, in Creston, Iowa to John Francis Mulford and Marguerite Edyth (Slater) Mulford.
Mike entered eternal rest on January 4, 2013 at his home in Delano, at the age of 66 years old.
Mike married Janet Louise Cook on November 10, 1968 and lived in Iowa until moving to Miltona in 1980 with their four children to own and operate Tamarac Bay Campground on the north shore of Lake Miltona. Soon after, Mike established Miltona Fisheries and helped establish Operation Walleye, known for increasing awareness of fish farming. He was named the first chairman of the Minnesota Aquaculture Commission by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Mike and Janet both enjoyed traveling across the United States in their motorhome. Mike was fanatical about all the projects he envisioned, and his upbeat personality convinced other people that they wanted to do it too. He was just as fanatical about injustices that happen to minorities, children and vulnerable seniors. Without a doubt, his love of animals was where his heart was.
Left to cherish Mike’s memory are his wife of 44 years, Janet Mulford, of Delano; his children, Mike (Sandy) Mulford Jr., Northfield; Kris (Kyle) Marcus, Delano; Joe (Julie) Mulford, Mora; and John (Joan E. Kealy) Mulford, Somerset, WI; his grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Joseph Mulford; Maggie and Jessica Marcus; and Thomas and Benjamin Mulford.
Preceding Mike in death were his parents; his half-brother, Ernest Curry and his wife, Kitty; three of their children, Nicoletta, Robin and Leroy; his Uncle Pete and Aunt Hope Slater; his Aunt Carrie and Uncle Joe Mulford; and his great-nephew, Chris Wyatt.
In lieu of flowers, memorials and cards may be sent to: Janet Mulford, 1466 St. Peter Ave, Apt. 206, Delano MN 55328.