William J. Mitchell

Fairbanks, Alaska

1951 - 2018 (Age 66)


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William J. "Bill" Mitchell has left behind this life for the next big dog race in the sky May 1, 2018, at the age of 66.Bill was born in December 1951 to Russell "Percy" and Ruth Mitchell in Austin, Minnesota, where he grew up.As a young man, the adventure bug took him away...

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In early 2000 my girlfriend and I met Bill when we answered a newspaper add to work as dog handlers. We lived rent free in his handlers cabin. Although he was my lanlord and boss we always got along great. I worked as a veterinarian in town and as a young man he taught me alot about what it is to be a good veterinarian, as well as a responsible and respected person. He never missed a training or feeding and he had a love for his dogs that was exceptional. He kept many of his retired...

Bill was wonderful he helped my son Mark when he was 11 Years old after his father died. Bill gave Mark 3 dogs so he could run and take care of them. He ran the dogs with his sled. Bill worked with Mark and helped him this helped Mark to overcome a bad time in his life. I will always be grateful to him

Realizing that we need to re-learn our view of life & death (which view we learned as children): to me, Darling Bill, you will be alive and present forever. Bill, you are wonderful! You have loved our Dearest Billie; and I love (and thank), you!

bill will be missed god bless yu sorry I will not be able to attend I had a stroke this winter in Arizona I'll be in tok in June rick burnett