Donald "Don" Lewis (Louis) Mitchell

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  • Name: Donald "Don" Lewis (Louis) Mitchell
  • Location of Birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1923
  • Date of Death: February 25, 2008
  • Parents: Clarence Mitchell & Helen (Omudson) Mitchell
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 22, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: October 30, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Donald Louis Mitchell
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: October 20, 1923
    Birth Place: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Walter Bishman, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Weight: 130
    Height: 5-5
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. C. H. Mitchell, Harriet Ave. S.

    Don served proudly in the European theater during World War II.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donald Mitchell grew up and attended schools in the St. Cloud, Minnesota area. He worked in the CCCs for a period of time. Following the war he moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area where he married Revona Hagen in 1950. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching sports.

    Don died at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids and is buried in Itasca-Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (CC1809). He is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Richard) Lorenz; two sons, Ken (Mariann) Mitchell and Albert (Rhonda) Mitchell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Pierson; two brothers, Gordy (Jean) Mitchell and David (Pat) Mitchell; and his companion Johnnie Dexter; He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 33 years, Revona.

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