Oscar George Sutton

Published 4:33 pm Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Oscar George Sutton departed this earth Aug. 5, 2020, after succumbing to congestive heart failure. Mr. Sutton was born April 2, 1934, to Guy and Marie Fredrica Raepsaet Sutton in Jefferson Davis County.  He married Hilda Clarice Speights of Carson, on Dec. 31, 1956.

George is survived by his wife of 64 years; daughters, Carol Mary Roberts of Pleasant Valley, New York, and Deborah Wynn Sutton of Sturgis, South Dakota; and one son, Gregory Charles Sutton, of Savage, Minnesota; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Toy Sutton Cosper (Jean Larue Cosper) of Brandon and Maude Marie Sutton Norris (Johnny Norris) of Prentiss.

George attended Prentiss High School where he was a member of the football team and graduated in 1952. Upon graduation George was employed with The Great Lakes Interlake Steamship Company until drafted into the United States Army in 1957 where he served until 1959. He then returned to The Great Lakes Interlake Steamship Company and worked with them for thirteen years (1964) achieving the rank and license of Second Marine Engineer having started as a Deckhand.

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George was then employed with CNA Insurance Company for six years, after which Mr. Sutton accepted employment with the State of Minnesota retiring after fifteen years of service.

Mr. Sutton is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marguerite Sutton Wallace, Mary Lena Sutton and Aimee Sutton Byra as well as one brother, Jeffery Norvel Sutton.

George enjoyed spending time with his friends at the Senior Center and playing golf and pool, however; his greatest enjoyment was having his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren near him.

Mr. Sutton’s remains will be interred at Fort Snelling Military Cemetery near St. Paul, Minnesota.