Donald Mitchell, of Random Lake, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. He was 70 years old. Donald was born in Clark County on June 14, 1943, son of Daniel Mitchell and Joyce Gilman Mitchell. He attended school in the Random Lake area, graduating from Random Lake High School in 1962. On February 8, 1964 he married Karen Schneider at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Random Lake. Donald worked as a setup man for West Bend Co., Bolens Manufacturing and Kapco Corp. until he became ill. He also enjoyed hog and dairy farming for over 20 years. Donald was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Random Lake. He enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi River with the occasional casino stops. Donald was an early riser, enjoying a cup of coffee and conversation at the local restaurants. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, supporting them in everything they did. He will hold a special place in all their hearts. Donald is survived by his best friend Karen Mitchell of Adell, five children: Howard (Janice) Mitchell of Adell, Pamela (Rodney) Ravanelli of Mequon, Joanne (Roger) Lange of Campbellsport, Karla (Paul) Putnam of Marathon and Ellie (Tim) Gruman of Fredonia. He is further survived by 18 grandkids: Jared, Bryan and Sarah Mitchell, Jordan, Taylor and Lawson Jandre, Hannah, Parker and Brady Lange, Lauren, Mitchell, Mason, Lena, Lindsay and Max Putnam and Sydney, Ashley and Lexi Gruman, one great-grandchild Sean Jandre, one brother Konrad (Cathy) Mitchell of Shawano, three sisters; Maureen (Robert) DeYoung of Fond du Lac, Sharon (Marvin) Frasier of Adell and Roxanne (John) Boogren of Shawano, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his step-mother Nora Mitchell. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 11th, 6 PM at Divine Savior Parish - Holy Cross Chapel, 5330 Highway B, Belgium. Father Todd Budde will be presiding. Visitation will take place at the CHURCH Wednesday, September 11th from 3-6 PM. He will be inurned at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Random Lake. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com
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GRANDPA, I miss you so so so much. When you passed away my life was changed instantly, you were the best grandpa anyone could ask for! you were always there! Like when my parents messed up the the dates that they needed... more
My deepest sympathies and prayers to the Mitchell Family. Don was an amazing man whose smile was contagious. He made an impression on whom he meet. He will be missed.
Our sympathy to Don's family, sorry we were out of town for the funeral. Had many good times in high school (football) and as a new neighbor in the last months.
My husband Darin and I were so sorry to hear about Donnie. He became a surrogate Dad to Darin and I. He and Darin worked together at Kapco Inc for many years and Donnie was a great mentor. We will miss him always..
I have such fond memories of the Mitchell family! I remember spending a lot if time at your house when I was younger! I thought Donny was so kind, caring and funny! We pulled a lot of shenanigans and they always let me c... more
sorry to hear about your loss; to the Mitchell family.