Jean Mitchell

March 27, 1951 - July 8, 2009

Jean E. (nee Merath) Mitchell of Coloma passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. She was 58.

Jean was born March 27, 1951, in Elgin, Texas, to Calvin and Elsie (nee Lockwood) Merath. She was united in marriage to Richard E.Mitchell on July 22, 1968, in Waukesha.

Jean was an avid book reader, she loved watching the wildlife in her yard and loved growing flowers and plants.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; her children, Michelle (Brandon) Larson of Westfield, Jennifer (Joel) Salzwedel of Oconomowoc, Christopher (Maria) of Westfield and Richard (Shannon) Mitchell of Coloma; her grandchildren, Scarlett, Zachary, Alysa, Sean, Logan, Brooke, T.J., Beth, Brianna, Holly, Davida, Samantha and Nicole; one great-grandson, Alexander; her brothers and sisters, Lynn (Rich) Nellis of Dousman, John Merath of Dousman and Cynthia Merath of Adams; and her sister-in-law, Carol (Neal) Swang of Pewaukee. Jean is further survived by her loving pets, Dusty, Pudders and Sassy, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Elsie; and her sister, Kathleen Merath.

Memorial funeral services for Jean will be held at a later date.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. For more information, call 673-9500 or visit online at