Donald Keith Mitchell

June 12, 1931 - April 16, 2020

Donald's Obituary

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Donald Keith Mitchell, age 88, of Saranac, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020. He was born on June 12, 1931 in Ionia, MI to Mosses and Clara Mitchell.

Donald had a love for fishing, and he enjoyed doing so at their cottage on West Lake. He was a past member of the Saranac American Legion and earned a Bronze Medal in the U.S. Army. Don loved his grandchildren, gardening and showing flowers at the Fair.


Donald is survived by his loving children, Dennis (Kay) Mitchell of Ionia, Kathy (Larry) Cole of Saranac, Deb (Russ) Carlson of the U.P., Brenda Dennie of Lake Odessa, Susan (Philip) Gillespie of Hastings and Jodi White of Hastings; sister, Ida May Tacker of Florida; 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2008; son, Keith Mitchell, step-son Steven White and step grandson Trevor John Gillespie.


According to his wishes, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements in care of Lake Funeral Home of Saranac. Online Condolences can be made at

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