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“Mitch and I served together at Radar Sites in Burns, Oregon and Middleton Island, Alaska. We shared a room for about six months. He was a great guy...Read More »
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“Kenny was a good friend and a kind man. He will be missed by many. ”
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“You were a great Brother-in-Law and friend and will be deeply missed. ”
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“A life remembered with love, Kenny you will be missed every day. With Love, KIm and Sharon ”
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Kenneth Wesley Mitchell, Senior MSgt – Retired, 73, of Marissa, IL; born on May 21, 1941 in El Dorado, KS; passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Mitchell was a retired Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John and Hilda, nee Ratzliff, Mitchell. One sister and one

He is survived by his wife Karen, nee Rhodes, Mitchell. One son – William (Stephanie) Mitchell. Step-children – Cindy (Kenneth) Simmons; James (Debra) Butz; Ronald Butz; Timothy (Rebecca) Butz; Sherri Knoke. 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One brother – James (Sue) Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Services: Graveside services will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev. Wilbur Franklin officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.