Michael “Mike” Dennis Mitchell passed away Wednesday, July 15, in Evanston. He was born on Sept. 29, 1943, in Salt Lake City, to Mark and Laile (McNeil) Mitchell.
He married Janet Mary Broadhead on Dec. 16, 1966, in Heber City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2020. He missed her dearly.
Mike served his country in the Navy and was stationed in the Philippines. He was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed attending meetings until his health prevented it. He enjoyed traveling with family, hunting and fishing, chariot races, Jazz games and music concerts. He was accomplished at woodworking and scroll saw art.
Mike had a unique sense of humor and gave all the grandkids nicknames. He always enjoyed a good prank.
He is survived by his children, Brenda Burnley, Mike D. (Sally) Mitchell and Glade D. (Melissa) Mitchell; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Merlene Fowles and Myrtle Atkinson.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet; his parents; and sisters, Lu Ann, Rosalie Allred and Martha DeGraw.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Family graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. in the Francis Cemetery. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the VA.
Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.