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Daniel A. Mitchell, Sr., 86, St. Joseph, MO

Daniel A. Mitchell, Sr., 86, St. Joseph passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Daniel A. Mitchell, Sr., 86, St. Joseph passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born on May 12, 1927 and worked for Quaker Oats until his retirement and was a member of the Retiree’s Club. Daniel was also an active member of the VFW Post 6760, where he was assistant Quarter Master for VFW for 27 years and the Cereal Workers’ Union. The city of St. Joseph declared May 19, 2012 as Daniel A. Mitchell, Sr. day in his honor.

Daniel married Elizabeth Ester Schnelle. She preceded him in death in 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sons, Daniel A. Mitchell, Jr. and Rainer Schnelle; brothers, Ted, Cecil and Griff Mitchell; and sisters, Rose, Ida and Eleanor.

Surviving family includes daughter, Carol Ann Hindera (Gary), King City, MO; granddaughters, Danielle Stewart (Bryan), Troy, KS; Angela Mitchell, St. Joseph; and Chastity Chambers, St. Joseph, MO; Grandson, Michael Townsend, St. Joseph; great-grandsons, Sebastian Townsend, Kaliff Kirkendoll, and Zayden Wegenka; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening.

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