Allen L. Mithun, age 76 of Cyrus, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, surrounded by his family, under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice at his home in Cyrus, MN, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Visitation for Allen Mithun will be Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Funeral services for Allen LeRoy Mithun of Cyrus, MN, will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN. Burial will be in Cyrus South Cemetery, rural Cyrus, MN.
Allen LeRoy Mithun, son of Edward and Gertrude (Sanvig) Mithun was born on May 21, 1942, in Cyrus, Minnesota. He was baptized at Fron Lutheran Church, in Starbuck, MN, and confirmed at Cyrus Lutheran Church, in Cyrus. Allen grew up in Cyrus and attended Cyrus Public School. He was united in marriage to DiAnn Marquette on April 2, 1966, at Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson, MN; through this union, three children were born. Allen worked at the Cyrus Creamery for 13 years as a truck driver and butter maker. After the creamery closed, he began working at the Cyrus Public School, as the head custodian; a position he held for 17 years. Allen also worked 9 years as custodian for the Hancock Public School, retiring in 2004.
Allen enjoyed fixing cars, gardening, and going dancing. He also liked having coffee every morning at McDonald’s with the guys. Allen loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Allen is survived by his wife: DiAnn Mithun of Cyrus, MN; one son: Dean (Pam) Mithun of Morris, MN; two daughters: Sheila Mithun of Fargo, ND, and Sherri (Gary) Van Binsbergen of Clarkfield, MN; five grandchildren: Zack, Morgan, and Jayden Mithun and Blake and Katelyn Okeson; one sister, Diane (David) Boettcher of Morris, MN, and one brother: Michael (Laura) Mithun of Cyrus, MN.
Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.