Rodney Mitchell(1933 - 2012)

Mitchell, Rodney J.

Rodney J. Mitchell, of Ashland, WI, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Arborview Court, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. John Swing will officiate. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Ritchay Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Rodney was born February 16, 1933 to Edward and Mary (Pohl) Mitchell. He married Gwen Morey on August 30, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She died January 1, 2004. Rodney was employed as an iron worker for Madison Local Union #383, where he was a member for 60 years. Rodney was an avid deer hunter and Green Bay Packers fan.

Rodney is survived by five children- John (Chris Van Ert) Mitchell of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Dawn (Chuck Stebbins) Mitchell of Nekoosa, WI, Sandra (Jim) Schinke of Saynor, WI, Jean (Butch) Wirtz of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Cheryl (Joel) Holberg of Vesper, WI; sister, Pat (Jack) Gotz of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Gwen, brother, Fred Mitchell, infant daughter, Joni and one great granddaughter.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Nov. 19, 2012