James Frank Mittelstaedt, Jr., age 73, of Delano, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born Aug. 18, 1941, in Macomb, IL, to James and Viva (Lambert) Mittelstaedt.
James was united in marriage to Orlou Kaye Otrey in January 1960, in Minneapolis.
A loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and uncle; James always put family first. He loved to travel, play golf, go boating and sailing, and spend time with his family; and he was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Viva (Lambert) Mittelstaedt Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Orlou; children Terri Lynn Mittelstaedt, James (Nancy), Heidi (Martin) Langley, William and fiancée Tanya Wandersee, and Tommy (Kristi); 16 grandchildren: Thomas Buckingham, Robert Buckingham, Jonathan Buckingham, Krystal Buckingham, Timothy (Sarah) Langley, Tyler Langley, Tucker Langley, Tatum Langley, Billy Mittelstaedt, Cody (Courtney) Mittelstaedt, Kyle Mittelstaedt, Kayla Mittelstaedt, Kendra Mittelstaedt, Tanner Mittelstaedt, Carter Mittelstaedt, Parker Mittelstaedt; and two great-grandchildren: Olivia Kaye and James Ryan Mittelstaedt.
James is further survived by brothers Michael (BettyJo) Mittelstaedt, Steven (Sara) Mittelstaedt, and Frank (Sallie) Mittelstaedt; sister-in-law Diana Otrey; nieces and nephews; and his favorite puppy, Puddin.
Private family memorial services took place.
Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.