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Mike Mulford Delano, Minn.

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

Mike Mulford, 66, of Delano, Minn., formerly of Creston, died Jan. 4, 2013, at his home in Delano, Minn.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 809 W. Montgomery St., Creston. The Rev. Dan Moore will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday with family present 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family in Mike’s name. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Michael Eugene Mulford, son of Marguerite Edyth (Slater) and John Francis Mulford, was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Creston.

Mike worked as a security guard at Woodward State Hospital in Woodward.

On Nov. 10, 1968, Mike married Janet Louise Cook Sipe.

Over the next 10 years, they lived and worked in several different states and cities.

Mike is survived by his wife Janet Mulford of Delano, Minn.; children, Mike (Sandy) Mulford Jr. of Northfield, Minn., Kris (Kyle) Marcus of Delano, Minn., John Slater (long term partner Joan E. Embry) of Somerset, Wis., and Joe (Julie) Mulford of Mora, Minn.; and grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob and Joseph Mulford, Maggie Marie and Jessica Louise Marcus and Thomas and Benjamin Mulford.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; niece Gina Volpe; half brother Ernist Curry and his wife Kitty; their children, Nicoletta, Robin and infant son; uncle Pete and aunt Hope Slater; and aunt Carrie and uncle Joe Mulford.

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