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MITCHELL, Warren N. 1896-1952

MITCHELL, MASON

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11

Funeral Services Saturday For Warren Mitchell

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Warren Mitchell at the Congregational church in Reinbeck. Rev. Dale Nicholson, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated at the service. Mr. Mitchell died last Wednesday noon in the Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo. He had been a patient in the hospital for a week.

Death was the result of heart trouble. He was first stricken while on vacation in Florida about a month ago. He was under much distress on his way home from Florida. He had a severe heart attack on April 24th and his condition remained critical up to the end. He was 55 years old. He was born in Quincy, Kansas, Sept. 19, 1896.

He served in the Navy during World War I. After his discharge from the service he came to Reinbeck and became a salesman for Buick and Ford cars. In 1931 he purchased the Reinbeck Motor Co. from Paul Graham. He operated that business until he sold it in 1943 to Graham, Mooty and Copley.

He was united in marriage to Irma Mason on October 14, 1920, at Reinbeck, where the couple spent their entire married life. One daughter was born to this union, Mrs. John C. Brandhorst.

Mitchell had spent 30 years as a part of the Reinbeck community and business district, and was active in the American Legion post of which he had served in many offices; he was also a member of Coin Lodge AF&AM, and a member of the Reinbeck Methodist church.

Surviving besides the widow and one daughter are one grandson, Jay Brandhorst; six sisters: Mrs. Maggie Everman, Mrs. Earl Watters, Mrs. Bailey Barnes, Miss Della Mitchell, Mrs. Geo. Strumpel, Mrs. Wayne Howard, all living in Waterloo; one brother, John Mitchell, Waterloo; and his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Mitchell, Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his father.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 May 1952, pg 6


 

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