Donald N. Mitchell, 90
July 17, 1926 — August 23, 2016
Donald N. Mitchell, 90, of Juneau, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, peacefully at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.
Don was born July 17, 1926, in Tomahawk, the son of Neal and Louise (nee Baier) Mitchell. Don married Ruth Bigsby on Feb. 4, 1950. They had two children together — Scott and Kimberly. They divorced in 1961. He then married Marie Uecker on Nov. 7, 1969, in Waukegan, Illinois.
Don served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy and was discharged as a U.S. Marine. He worked for LCL Transport for many years as a truck driver. He owned the Enco Gas Station in Pewaukee for a short time. He then worked with Payne and Dolan operating his own dump truck for a few years and ended his career back at LCL. Don had a love for gardening.
Those who will always remember and love Don include his wife, Marie; his children, Scott Mitchell of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Kim Ache of Waukesha, Violet (Lester) Gettelman of Wittenberg, Lois (Donald) Martel of Juneau, Lori Muras of Juneau and Jeanne (Scott) Rogahn of Hartford; 17 grandchildren, Peter, Phillip, John, Paul, Kevin, Meghan, Jenny, Jimmy, Lynda, Jacob, Jaclyn, Bobby, Justin, Curtis, Alisha, Kelsey and Erica; 21 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Logan Smith; daughter-in-law, Joanne Mitchell; and sister, Muriel (Bill) Murphy.
Memorial funeral services for Don will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Ruth Hansen officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service. Military honors will be conducted before the 7 p.m. service.
Memorials to Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau are appreciated.
Inurnment will be in Ledgeview Memorial Cemetery ins Fond du Lac.
A special thank you to Clearview Nursing Home for their years of wonderful loving care for Don. He was treated as if he was family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.