Donald Mitchell, of Random Lake, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. He was 70 years old.

Donald was born in Clark County on June 14, 1943, son of Daniel Mitchell and Joyce Gilman Mitchell. He attended school in the Random Lake area, graduating from Random Lake High School in 1962.

On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Karen Schneider at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Random Lake.

Donald worked as a setup man for West Bend Co., Bolens Manufacturing and Kapco Corp. until he became ill. He also enjoyed hog and dairy farming for over 20 years.

Donald was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Random Lake.

He enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi River with the occasional casino stops. Donald was an early riser, enjoying a cup of coffee and conversation at the local restaurants. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, supporting them in everything they did. He will hold a special place in all their hearts.

Donald is survived by his best friend, Karen Mitchell of Adell; and five children: Howard (Janice) Mitchell of Adell, Pamela (Rodney) Ravanelli of Mequon, Joanne (Roger) Lange of Campbellsport, Karla (Paul) Putnam of Marathon and Ellie (Tim) Gruman of Fredonia. He is further survived by 18 grandkids: Jared, Bryan and Sarah Mitchell; Jordan, Taylor and Lawson Jandre; Hannah, Parker and Brady Lange; Lauren, Mitchell, Mason, Lena, Lindsay and Max Putnam and Sydney, Ashley and Lexi Gruman; one great-grandchild, Sean Jandre; one brother, Konrad (Cathy) Mitchell of Shawano; three sisters: Maureen (Robert) DeYoung of Fond du Lac, Sharon (Marvin) Frasier of Adell and Roxanne (John) Boogren of Shawano; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his stepmother, Nora Mitchell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Divine Savior Parish - Holy Cross Chapel, 5330 Highway B, Belgium. Father Todd Budde will be presiding.

Visitation will take place at the CHURCH on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 3-6 p.m.

He will be inurned at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Random Lake.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

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