OBITUARY

Stanley Dale Mitchell

January 31, 1929March 7, 2018
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“There’s an open gate at the end of the world through which each must go alone, there is a LIGHT we cannot see, when Our Father claims His own”

Stanley D. Mitchell, 89, of Davenport, Iowa went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was born in January 31, 1929 to Abraham and Anna (Hart) Mitchell. He was united in marriage to Minnie Lewis on March 14, 1981 in Davenport. He was self-employed in Engineering, Architect & Design, and Refrigeration for many years before retiring. Stanley was a Veteran, serving in the Military Armed Forces, where he was a Corporal and Squad Leader in the Korean War, from 1950-1953. He attended Scott Community College, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Engineering, focusing on Architect and Design, consistently achieving Dean’s List, as well as earning a certificate in Refrigeration and HVAC. Stanley was a kind, patient, and loving husband to his wife, Minnie Mitchell, for 38 years. He doted on her, he took care of her, and he would often say she was the “apple of his eye”, “the love of his life”. He was a devoted father, and grandfather to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was selfless, and would always come home when he was needed. You could find him many days sitting at the dining room table counseling, and offering bits of wisdom to his children and grandchildren. He was always available to help. Stanley enjoyed spending time with his wife, and family. He loved to read and smoke his pipe and drink coffee. He loved to remodel homes, always fixing and repairing, making things nicer and better. Some of his favorite things to do were to watch Leg Horn cartoons, and old Martin reruns. He once called the television station to voice his displeasure of Leg Horn being taken off the air. He loved making countless trips to Menards for supplies and equipment, sometimes 2-3 times in one day. Menards was practically his second home. He sang old Dylan songs and played and owned several Spanish guitars. His most favorite pastime was the time he spent working on his 1970 Buick Skylarks. He painted on bright yellow, calling it “Old Yeller”, and the other one bright blue, calling it “The blue Goose”. Stanley spent countless hours and days under the hood, tinkering around with his beloved Skylarks. Endearingly he was known in the community as “Mr. Stan, the man with the white hair that drives the Skylarks”. Stanley enjoyed studying his bible and doing weekly bible lessons. You could always count on him for a joke or two. He never lost that twinkle in his eye, and mischievous smile on his face. He believed in working hard and doing it “right”. Always going the extra, always giving a lil bit more. He believed in treating others the way you would want to be treated, and you could frequently find Stanley studying his bible and doing his bible lessons. Stanley leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Stanley Mitchell Jr. (Bernita), two daughters: Brenda McClure, of Chicago, IL; and Lisa Kopite (Lawrence), of Texas; five stepsons: Eddie Spears, Sr. of Hammond, Lousiana; Curtis Spears (Brenda) of Davenport, IA; Mark Spears (Carla) of Davenport, IA; Clay Spears of Cherokee, IA; Stanley Spears of Davenport, IA. Three stepdaughters: Shirley Tillery (Cleo), Hammond, LA; Miahsha Felder (Abe), of Independence, LA; Peggy Ross (Fred) of Davenport, IA, a whole host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; Abraham and Anna Mitchell, and a sister; Dorothy Childress.

…”Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”…Matthew 5:4

A Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to service, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the mortuary. He will be laid to rest at National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences and tributes may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Abraham Mitchell, Father
  • Anna (Hart) Mitchell, Mother
  • Minnie (Lewis) Mitchell, Wife
  • Stanley (Bernita) Mitchell Jr., Son
  • Brenda McClure, Daughter
  • Lisa (Lawrence) Kopite, Daughter
  • Eddie Spears Sr., Step-son
  • Curtis (Brenda) Spears, Step-son
  • Mark (Carla) Spears, Step-son
  • Clay Spears, Step-son
  • Stanley Spears, Step-son
  • Shirley (Cleo) Tillery, Step-daughter
  • Miahsha (Abe) Felder, Step-daughter
  • Peggy (Fred) Ross, Step-daughter
  • Dorothy Childress, Sister
  • He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stanley Mitchell Jr.
  • Mark Spears
  • Freddie Ross Jr.
  • Fred Ross
  • Stanley Spears
  • Curtis Spears
  • DONATIONS

  • The Family

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Stanley Dale Mitchell

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Gwenn Musgrave

March 15, 2018

My deepest sympathies to you Ms. Minnie and my girl Peggy. May the comfort of family, friends and prayers help you all through the loss of Mr. Stan

laura allen davis

March 15, 2018

My Papa was the Best....He truly loved my Grandmother, thru the good the bad, in sickness and health, She was the Love of his life, The Apple of his eye.. He was a jack of all trades and could do anything, from practically building a house, to restoring an old car. He was so smart; up until The angels called him home, He was still reading & still learning, a true example of "you're never to old to learn". He believed in doing a good job, He believed that a Man's reputation proceeded him, therefore when He did something, or was a part of something it had do be done right. No short cuts. He strived for Perfection. He believed in treating others with dignity & respect, always saying "you treat others the way you would want to be treated". He had a great sense of humor...He ALWAYS had a joke or two ready for anyone that walked through the front door. You could find him many days sitting at the dining room table spilling out knowledge & wisdom, guidance & direction, to whomever happen to stop by. He took pride in his appearance.
He loved his Old 1970's Buick Skylarks, he owned several, and restored them from the inside out, (several times) they were his pride and joy. I'm going to miss those tidbits of wisdom, the jokes he told, that typically went right over my head, but I laughed, because it tickled him so. Whenever I called, He would come, he might fuss a little, but I knew I could ALWAYS count on My Papa. I knew I was loved, because He told me so, many times. He knew I loved him, because I told him so, many times. I'm going to miss that twinkle in his eye, and that mischevious grin. I'm going to miss him laying across the bed reading a new book, or sitting at the dining table conversation with whomever. I'm going to miss his white hair. I wasn't ready for Him to go, but I know How Blessed I am that he was My Papa...He made me better...and I Thank the Lord for that...RIP-PAPA...."you're a good man, Charlie Brown-Laura (Cookie)

Cedward Spears

March 12, 2018

Rip paw paw I had planned on coming to see you on the summer but God called you home 😔😔

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Biography

“There’s an open gate at the end of the world through which each must go alone, there is a LIGHT we cannot see, when Our Father claims His own”

Stanley D. Mitchell, 89, of Davenport, Iowa went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

He was born in January 31, 1929 to Abraham and Anna (Hart) Mitchell. He was united in marriage to Minnie Lewis on March 14, 1981 in Davenport.

He was self-employed in Engineering, Architect & Design, and Refrigeration for many years before retiring.

Stanley was a Veteran, serving in the Military Armed Forces, where he was a Corporal and Squad Leader in the Korean War, from 1950-1953. He attended Scott Community College, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Engineering, focusing on Architect and Design, consistently achieving Dean’s List, as well as earning a certificate in Refrigeration and HVAC.

Stanley was a kind, patient, and loving husband to his wife, Minnie Mitchell, for 38 years. He doted on her, he took care of her, and he would often say she was the “apple of his eye”, “the love of his life”.

He was a devoted father, and grandfather to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was selfless, and would always come home when he was needed. You could find him many days sitting at the dining room table counseling, and offering bits of wisdom to his children and grandchildren. He was always available to help.

Stanley enjoyed spending time with his wife, and family. He loved to read and smoke his pipe and drink coffee. He loved to remodel homes, always fixing and repairing, making things nicer and better. Some of his favorite things to do were to watch Leg Horn cartoons, and old Martin reruns. He once called the television station to voice his displeasure of Leg Horn being taken off the air. He loved making countless trips to Menards for supplies and equipment, sometimes 2-3 times in one day. Menards was practically his second home. He sang old Dylan songs and played and owned several Spanish guitars. His most favorite pastime was the time he spent working on his 1970 Buick Skylarks. He painted on bright yellow, calling it “Old Yeller”, and the other one bright blue, calling it “The blue Goose”. Stanley spent countless hours and days under the hood, tinkering around with his beloved Skylarks. Endearingly he was known in the community as “Mr. Stan, the man with the white hair that drives the Skylarks”. Stanley enjoyed studying his bible and doing weekly bible lessons. You could always count on him for a joke or two. He never lost that twinkle in his eye, and mischievous smile on his face. He believed in working hard and doing it “right”. Always going the extra, always giving a lil bit more. He believed in treating others the way you would want to be treated, and you could frequently find Stanley studying his bible and doing his bible lessons.

Stanley leaves to cherish his memories: one son, Stanley Mitchell Jr. (Bernita), two daughters: Brenda McClure, of Chicago, IL; and Lisa Kopite (Lawrence), of Texas; five stepsons: Eddie Spears, Sr. of Hammond, Lousiana; Curtis Spears (Brenda) of Davenport, IA; Mark Spears (Carla) of Davenport, IA; Clay Spears of Cherokee, IA; Stanley Spears of Davenport, IA. Three stepdaughters: Shirley Tillery (Cleo), Hammond, LA; Miahsha Felder (Abe), of Independence, LA; Peggy Ross (Fred) of Davenport, IA, a whole host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; Abraham and Anna Mitchell, and a sister; Dorothy Childress.

…”Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”…Matthew 5:4

A Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to service, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the mortuary. He will be laid to rest at National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences and tributes may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.