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Mitchell S. Paradis

December 20, 2017

Mitchell S. Paradis, age 66, of North Newton, KS passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. He fought a courageous battle against lymphoma.


He was born November 22, 1951 in Marshall, Minnesota to Clarence Paradis and Dorothy Domine Schultz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was a 1969 graduate of Marshall Senior High School.


Mitch was united in marriage to Mary Brand on November 3, 1984 in Lucan, Minnesota. They made their home in Newton, KS where Mitch worked for Floyd Wild Trucking. Mitch’s lifelong passion was trucking. Following his many years with Floyd Wild, he worked at Norcraft Companies, Prairie Hills Transportation and eventually became Managing Partner at Kustom Karriers, LLC where he worked until the present time. Besides family, his company was his pride and joy. He was an active member of the American Truck Historical Society where he served as treasurer and so appreciated antique trucks. He enjoyed drinking coffee and discussing politics with his friends at Charlie’s table of knowledge. He will best be remembered for his love of family. Anyone who was lucky enough to know him knows what a generous and caring person he was.


He is survived by his wife Mary of North Newton, KS; children: Mallory Paradis of Kansas City, MO, Melissa Paradis of Golden, CO; two brothers and two sisters: Randy Paradis, Jim (Sue) Paradis, Becky (Jim) Turbes and Cindy (Shorty) Sanow.


He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Keith Paradis.


Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday December 29th with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. A service of Remembrance and Celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday December 30 2017 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding. There will be a private family interment at a later date.


Memorial contributions in Mitch’s name may be sent to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Petersen Funeral Home.




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15 thoughts on “Mitchell S. Paradis

  1. Mitch was a true friend. Life will never be the same, he will be missed by more people than we know. Our sincere condolences to his family.

  2. Mitch was a remarkable person and an impressive businessman. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

    Robert Redinger

  3. Mary and girls, this was such a shock to me and my heart breaks for you. I always enjoyed Mitch and he was such a wonderful person. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  4. Mary, Mallory, and Missy.
    Sorry to hear about Mitch. He was a great friend.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. I am so sorry to hear this ,Mitch was such a nice and thoughtful person. Mary and girls my heart breaks for you. Prayers for you at this time. The table of knowledge at Charlies will have an empty chair that no one can fill.

  6. Dearest Mary, Mallory & Missy. Mitch was a Wonderful and Caring man. He had a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed. All our sympathies to you all. Bob & Judy Nuy

  7. What a shock this was to hear. Mitch was a wonderful & remarkable man! During all the years I worked with him, he was not only my boss but my friend! He was always SO supportive, not only at work but in life. He will be missed by all who knew him. Condolences to Mary, Mallory Missy and family. Thoughts and prayers. RIP Mitch!

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Mitch’s passing. I worked with him from my job at Ovation Cabinetry in Salina, KS. Mitch was an wonderful man and easy to work with. He is now an angel in heaven looking over all of us. Keeping the Paradis family in my prayers. Mitch will be truly missed.

  9. Mitch was such I good guy one of the first guys I got to know when I worked for Floyd Wild always willing to help a person out even if it was out of his way

  10. Mitch was such a great guy He was he first guy I got to know when I came to work for Floyd wild he was always willing to help a guy out even if it meant going out of his way thought about him often over the years
    My thoughts and prayers for his family

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