Mitchell L. Buxton, 62

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mitchell L. Buxton, 62, of Austin, Minn., died March 19, 2012, at Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn.

MItchell L. Buxton

Mitchell was born on Feb. 2, 1950, in Austin to David and Catherine (Swatosh) Buxton. He graduated from Austin High School. Mitchell married Martha Keefe on Feb. 7, 1981, at the home of David and Catherine.

Mitchell has been entertaining people in the outdoor amusement business for over 40 years. A true showman, he was known throughout the United States as the “Concessionaire Extraordinaire.” Mitchell was always able to bring out smiles in people and had many good stories to tell. He was a great father, husband, son, brother and friend.

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He was preceded in death by his brother, Byron.

Mitchell is survived by his wife Martha Buxton, Austin; son Paul Geannakouri; daughter Katy Buxton; parents David and Catherine Buxton; brother Tom Kevin Buxton; sisters Pam Buxton, Debbie (Sorg) Buxton, Jodie Buxton, Kathyleen (Frey) Buxton; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary. Visitation will be for one hour before the service on Friday. A big “come together” will follow the service at Lansing Corners.

The family requests that people wear casual and colorful attire to the funeral.