Jeff B. Mitchell, 68, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 10:58 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center Impatient Hospice. |
He was born on June 25, 1948, in Cleveland to William J. Mitchell and Mae E. (Skaggs) Denny, who preceded him in death.
He was raised by his stepfather Joseph Denny, who also preceded him in death.
On Aug. 15, 1981, he married Sandy K. Lhamon, and she survives in Wapakoneta.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons: Rick (Erica) Rostorfer, Chad (Kendra) Mitchell, Julie Schneider, Kim Mitchell, all of Wapakoneta, Mandy (Rob) Bradshaw of Elida, Trisha (Nick) Gatchel, of Bluffton; 18 grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers: Karen Hackworth, Jim (Theresa) Denny, Taleene (Mike) Bartell, all of Cleveland, Dennis Denny of Wapakoneta; and several nieces and nephews.
Jeff quit school just before graduation in 1965 to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War from 1966-1971 as a machinist.
After being honorably discharged, he returned to Wapakoneta with his best friend, Ed Reynolds, who passed away on March 28, 2016.
Jeff was employed at J. B. Tool and retired from AAP after 20 years of service.
He was a member of AmVets, American Legion and was a life member of the VFW Post 8445.
He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and camping, but most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. He was a fan the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers along with the Ohio State University.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Private family services will be held before the visitation with military rites being performed by the VFW Post 8445.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita's Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at Schlosserfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Evening Leader on Jan. 10, 2017