Stuart Richard Mitkey, 25

Stuart Richard Mitkey, OCUI2, was born to eternal life Oct. 24, 2012, at the age of 25.

He was the beloved son of Richard and Christine (nee Swatek) Mitkey; loyal brother of Lena Christine Mitkey; loving grandson of Bernice (the late Raymond) Mitkey and Phyllis (the late Ralph) Swatek. He is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.

Stuart graduated from Saint Francis Borgia Grade School and Cedarburg High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Masterís in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Stuart had been hired as an engineer by the Navy and was attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., at the time of his death.

Driven and hard-working, Stuart enjoyed challenges. He was an excellent student and an avid sport and outdoor enthusiast. Stuart believed in the absolute value of truth and the permanence of friendship. Special thanks to all who touched and shaped Stuartís life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, at 4 p.m. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Interment will be at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery.

Memorials to Mont Ripley Ski Patrol in Hancock, Mich., or Michigan Tech Rowing Club are appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.