MANITO - Jack Lee Mitchell, 82, of Redmond, Ore., formerly of Manito, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Bend, Ore.
He was born on March 16, 1931, in Manito, Ill.
He graduated from both Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and the University of California at Los Angeles, after which he became a professor of literature and philosophy, both at the University of Redlands and San Bernardino Valley College in California. He inspired many students to do their best and to live fully and these students became part of his extended family.
He married Janice Lee Rank in 1983.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Jackie Lee Mitchell, Cindy Lee (Mitchell) Winkelman and Terri Lee Mitchell; his granddaughter, Sierra Skye Mitchell; his brother, Sam Mitchell of Chillicothe, Ill.; and sister, Betty Esch of Morton, Ill.
According to Jack's wishes, there will be no formal services. His family asks that those who knew Jack think of him as you knew him at his best.