Emil E. Sutton (Ole), age 79, passed away quietly at his home in Bullhead City, AZ on Monday, December 3rd, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on the family farm in Ogilvie, MN to Harry & Florence (Sholes) Sutton on December 30, 1939.
He ran off to join the Navy on June 25, 1956 where he was based in San Diego and then travelled the world on the USS Dixie.
He met the love of his life, Judy Falk, on the 4th of July, 1961 and they were married at Rush Point, MN on December 9th, 1961.
In 1984 Ole and Judy sold their cattle and hog farm (The Serenity Acres) in Pine City, MN and moved to Bullhead City, AZ where he worked construction as the area was growing and expanding.
For most of his life he worked in the construction field and was very proud of his part in building bridges, golf courses and water/sewer lines for new home developments.
Ole enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as testing new recipes. He also enjoyed crossing things off of his “Bucket List”…and had just started his 4th one! He loved his children deeply and enjoyed talking sports with his grandson, Shay Guthart, and also sharing recipes with his granddaughter, Shana Huss. He will not only be remembered by family but also his many friends and acquaintances that knew him well by his contagious smile and teasing.
Ole is survived by his devoted and loving wife of almost 57 years, Judy; daughter, Carilee Sutton (Ron Groski) of Wykoff, MN; sons, Steven (Carmen) of Bullhead City, AZ; James (Erin Moran) of Bullhead City, AZ; 2 grandchildren; a brother, Russell (Diane); many nieces and nephews as well as his devoted pet and service dog, Bubba.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Karolyn Sutton and Helen Westling; and two brothers, Emmett and George Sutton.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Ole at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Desert Lawn Funeral Home, 9250 S Ranchero Ln, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440. www.desertlawnfuneralhome.com
9250 South Ranchero Lane Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
2724 Silver Creek Road Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: 928-768-5959 Fax: 928-768-5999