Donald Lee Mitchell, 78, of Edwardsburg, MI, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 at Holland Hospital in Holland, MI.
Donald was born on August 23, 1943 in South Bend, IN, to Kenneth and Nellie (Whitledge) Mitchell. On May 24, 1969 in South Bend, Donald married Caroline June Andrews. Caroline preceded Donald in death on December 30, 2020.
Donald is survived by his son, Colin Patrick (June) Mitchell of Bolton, MA; his daughter, Kristin Lee (Daniel) DesRosiers of Decatur, MI; seven grandchildren, Benjamin DesRosiers, Chloe Mitchell, Brayden DesRosiers, Renee Mitchell, Olivia Mitchell, Isaac DesRosiers and Abigail DesRosiers; his brother, James (Mary Ann) Mitchell of Niles, MI; and his sister-in-law, Kay Mitchell of Bourbon, IN. In addition to his wife, Donald was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Mitchell.
Donald retired from Bendix where he was an engineering manager. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol, the Forever Learning Institute, Liberty Chapel, Eagle Lake Yacht Club, and Edwardsburg Lions Club. Donald was also a high school wrestling official for Michigan and Indiana.
Funeral services for Donald will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Palmer Funeral Home – Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend, IN, where visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00pm. Graveside services and burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, IN.
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