George Britton, 85, of Ely

George Britton, 85, of Ely, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his residence with his family at his side.
George was born December 5, 1934 to George Arthur and Mable Adell (Cornish) Britton in Brainerd, MN.
He married Shirley Foy on June 16, 1956 in Brainerd.
George worked in logging, copper-nickel drilling, carpentry, owned his own construction company and owned Britton’s Cafe for 27 years.
George is survived by his wife Shirley of Ely; daughter Patricia (Jim) Carlson of Ely and son Dean Britton of Park Rapids, MN; three grandchildren, Crystal (Nate) Poppler, Derek (Dana) Banovetz, James (Abby) Britton; six great-grandchildren, Joshua Marsh, Amelia Pluth, Alison Poppler, Aubrielle Poppler, Reese Britton and Lilly Britton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters Esther Gunn, Doris Britton, Mable Britton and Sylvia Duke.
Per his wishes there will be no service. Due to the coronavirus there will be a private family gathering. Donations will be donated to a local charity.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.