Age 80, of Delta Township, MI, passed away on December 26, 2014. He was born on May 26, 1934 to Erwin and Grace (Gilbertson) Mitchell. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church; a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force; graduated from Alpena High School, and Michigan State University. He retired in 1996 as a Systems Analyst for the State of Michigan.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Dianne; 4 children, Stuart (Britta) Mitchell, Steven Mitchell, Cheryl (Robert) Bergau, and Scott Mitchell and friend Kaitlynn; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6301 W. St. Joseph, with The Rev. Laura Gerstl officiating. Those attending the funeral are encouraged to Go Green — Go White. Interment will follow at Delta Center Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, and he will lie-in-state at the Church from 9:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his Church or to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.