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Francis K. Mitchell

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Francis K. Mitchell Notice
Mitchell, Francis K. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Jan. 1, 2014, at 80. Francis is survived by his wife of 54 years, Terri (Speca) Mitchell, son James (Beth), daughter Karen Mitchell (Rob Chodock), grandsons Tim, Dan and Hudson, brothers Thomas and Robert, sisters Margaret and Alice, and numerous relatives and friends. Fran served in the U.S. Army from 1956 1958. He began his high school career teaching physics and coaching at East Troy High School. He devoted more than 30 years to teaching at Brookfield East High School. He was a beloved football and track coach for the Spartans and created the annual Spartan Invitational Track Meet. Fran was an officer for the Elmbrook Education Association, Wisconsin Educational Association and St. John Vianney Church Parish Council. Fran earned a BA in education at UW-Whitewater, an MA from the University of Michigan and a Specialist Degree in Administration from UW-Milwaukee. Fran is preceded in death by his father Kenneth, mother Agnes, siblings Mary, Rose and John. Fran was an avid sports fan who followed the UW-Whitewater Warhawks, where he played football, the Brookfield East Spartans and the Green Bay Packers. He loved to fish, especially at his lake house up north. Visitation will be from 5 8 PM Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME (1875 N. Calhoun Rd.) and on Saturday January 11, 2014 at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH (1755 N. Calhoun Rd. from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Donations to the , or Waukesha County United Way are appreciated. To receive this Obit/Directions text1328155 to 414-301-6422
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 8, 2014
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