Eldon "Dean" Mitchell
June 07, 1928 - December 14, 2020
Birthplace: Corning, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

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Eldon “Dean” Mitchell, age 92, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, at the Red Oak Rehab and Care Center. Dean was born June 7, 1928 in Corning, Iowa, the son of Harold and Susie (Burgett) Mitchell. After school, Dean worked as a farm hand and then served in the United States Army for a short time. He was united in marriage to Roberta Morse on November 20, 1951 in Stanton, Iowa. Dean worked at farming, driving a truck, and construction before starting as Grounds Supervisor at Iowa School for the Deaf retiring after 25 years. He continued to work at the Red Oak Country Club where he was on the grounds crew for many years. Dean loved to garden and take care of his lawn. It always looked pristine. Dean and Roberta enjoyed camping and spending time at Little Sioux and Viking Lake. They also enjoyed taking trips to Minnesota to see their daughters and grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife: Roberta Mitchell on November 18, 2017; brothers: Dale Mitchell and Earl Mitchell; and nephew: Mickey Mitchell. Survivors include his daughters: Beverly Armstrong and husband Dale of Zimmerman, MN; Barbara Pichelmann and husband Dale of Arlington, MN; and Caroline Buckley of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: John Armstrong and wife Julie of Minnesota; Jennifer Gates and husband Jake of Minnesota; Amanda Heiss and husband Eric of Washington; and Amy Heine and husband Steve of Minnesota; great grandchildren: Emili Jo; Grace; Mitchell; and Corsynthia; brother: Raymond Mitchell and wife Sharon of Corning, IA; brother-in-law: Lane Morse and wife Carol of Red oak, IA; and many other relatives and many friends.

No services will be held at this time.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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