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MITCHELL, Dillon 1885-1940


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/9/2016 at 23:35:34

Dillon Mitchell Dies Suddenly Sunday Morning

Dillon Mitchell died suddenly in his home in Grundy Center about six o'clock Sunday morning. He had gotten up to fix the fire but called to his brother Louis to fix the fire as he wasn't feeling well. He started back to his bed and crumpled on the floor just as he reached his bed. When his brothers Barney and Louis got to him he was dead. Heart failure is believed to have been the cause. County Coroner L. D. Coffman attended the case and he sent in his report of the death to the state and did not regard an inquest as necessary.

The body was taken to the Stephen funeral home to prepare it for burial. A short funeral service was conducted at the grave in the Grundy cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Father Leo Entringer, pastor of the Catholic church.

Dillon Mitchell had spent nearly all of his life in Grundy Center. He was born at Waterloo and came to Grundy Center with his folks when he was a year old and made his home here ever since. He was unmarried.

He was employed as a clerk in the Leibsohn Department Store in Grundy Center about 16 years. After Mr. Leibsohn disposed of his business in Grundy Center, he used Dillon from time to time for several years to supervise closing out sales of mercantile stock which he bought in many towns in Iowa. In late years he was employed part time at the W. J. Wilson Produce house in Grundy Center.

He had complained for several years about a heart affliction and when he volunteered for service in the World War 23 years ago he was rejected because of a heart ailment.

The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mitchell. He came from a family of eight sons and one daughter. Four of his brothers preceded him in death. The three surviving are Frank of Salt Lake City, Barney and Louie from Grundy Center. One sister, Mrs. Chas. Castle, resides at Britt, Iowa. In late years the three brothers, Barney, Louie and Dillon, lived together in the old Mitchell homestead in Grundy Center.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 December 1940, pg 1


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