Michael Dean Britton
Funeral services for Michael Dean Britton, 17, of Peterson, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, July, 17, 2007, at Sioux Central High School in Sioux Rapids. Rev. Jeff Filkens will officiate the service.
Casket bearers will be Chris Wildeman, Steven Stoner, Will Franzmeier, Josh Reiling, Brady Scheiber and Jack Walker.
Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery of Peterson.
Mike passed away in a tragic accident on July 14, 2007.
Michael, the son of Rick and Mary Ellen (Mills) Britton, was born Dec. 7, 1989, in Spencer. He attended kindergarten at Johnson Elementary School in Spencer and then continued his schooling at Sioux Central in Sioux Rapids.
Mike was a very outgoing young man who enjoyed being in several activities. He was involved in baseball, lettered in cross country, lettered in basketball which was his favorite sport, lettered in band where he played the drums, jazz band, lettered in choir and participated in coed Dance Attack and school plays. Mike played in the Top 64 Basketball Summer League and was the emcee at his school prom this year. Outside of school activities, Mike was in 4-H, First Congregational Church Youth Group, Sioux Valley Appaloosa Club, Appaloosa Youth World Show and he placed 10th in the Nation in Youth Western Pleasure in 2006.
Michael is survived by his parents, Rick and Mary Britton of Peterson; his brother, Justin at home in Peterson; his sisters: Melissa Hesner and her husband, Kevin of Winthrop, Terri Cuttell and her husband, Greg of Spencer, and Rachel Nelson of Rapid City, S.D.; his grandparents: Clifford and Charlotte Britton of Polk City, and George and Emma Mills of Hartley.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.