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Robert E. ""Bob"" Mitchell(1926 - 2014)

Robert "Bob" E. Mitchell, 88, lifetime resident of North Eastern Colorado, was welcomed into Gods arms Saturday, February 15, 2014, at East Morgan County Hospital. He was born January 10, 1926, in Akron, CO, to Ula "Hap" and Millie Mitchell.
During the depression, Hap and Millie moved their family to Loveland, CO. At the young age of 16, Bob joined the Navy during World War II. He was assigned to a ship named USS STORMES. On May 24th 1945, a Kamikaze plane struck his ship and though there were deaths and injuries, Bob was not among those, God had more planned for him.
After Bob left the service, he met and married Janet Gray on October 26, 1946 and they had three children, Judith, James, and Steve. Bob worked on a construction crew on the Big Thompson Dam above Loveland, CO. Then he worked for Royal McLeod for 22 years, doing farming and feedlot. Bob also did dry land farming when they moved to Briggsdale, CO. From 1970 to 1980, Bob worked for Monfort Packing until the plant closed, went on to work for Pantera Gas for 2 years, and then lastly he worked for his grandson, Ron Mitchell.
Bob was a man who loved the Lord and his family. He came to know Christ and was baptized in 1997 on Easter Sunday. His favorite pastime was fishing, arrowhead hunting, and enjoyed them most in "God's Country" with his family around him.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Mitchell of Brush; 3 children, Judith Stephens of Sterling, James (Linda) Mitchell of Sioux City, IA, and Steve (Karla) Mitchell of Fort Morgan; two brothers, Harold and Lee Mitchell; 8 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Georgia, Esther, Wilma, 1 brother, Alfred, and his parents.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fort Morgan, followed with a luncheon at the church. The service will conclude at the church. The Heer Mortuary was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to First Baptist Church of Fort Morgan.

Published in The Fort Morgan Times on Feb. 20, 2014
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