March 2017 – Bandstand Flag Notice

Jim Mitrisin

March 2017 – Bandstand Flag Notice

James Joseph Mitrisin

April 25, 1928 – November 20, 2016

Aviation Storekeeper 3rd Class

United States Navy


The flag flying over the bandstand during the month of February is in honor of James Joseph Mitrisin.

Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy, May 28, 1946. He served his tour of duty at the U.S. Naval Station at San Pedro, California as an aviation storekeeper. He was honorably discharged May 26, 1949.

After returning home he worked briefly for Mahaska County as a dragline operator and then went to work in Ottumwa at John Morrell. At the time of his retirement he was the Vice-President and Loan Chairman of the Morrell Credit Union. He went on to work at the Elks Club and Musco Lighting as the “Kid’s Van Driver”. He volunteered for many years at the V.A. Hospital in Knoxville.

Jim Mitrisin

If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Garland-VanArkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel at 641-672-2181 or Contact Us Link.



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