2012-01-07 / Obituaries

David Allen Mitchell

A funeral service, celebrating the life of David Allen Mitchell, 52, of Rushville, will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Millersport home of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service 11544 Summerland Beach Rd (at St. Rt. 204), with his brothers, Pastors Tim and Doug Mitchell as officiants. Private family burial will follow the funeral services.

David died suddenly, January 1, 2012, at his residence. He was born August 14, 1959, in Zanesville, the son of the late Harry and Alice (Ginn) Mitchell.

David was a graduate of Shenandoah High School, Class of 1977, and was a skilled diesel mechanic. Along with his wife and family, he owned and operated Enterprise Engine Performance in Thornville and Mitchell’s Ranch in Rushville, working with exotic animals and participating in many live nativity scenes and vacation bible schools. He was a member of the Otterbein U.M. Church.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Loretta; his children, Jenn (Greg) Mitchell-Wertz of Bedford, Pa., Beck Mitchell, Bob Mitchell, both of Rushville and Harry David (Dalenna) Mitchell of Virginia Beach, Va.; granddaughter, Rylan Mitchell; his siblings Tim (Teresa) Mitchell of Bloomington, IL, Roger (Nancy) Mitchell of Cumberland, Doug (Gena) Mitchell of Elizabethtown, Ky., Tammy Mitchell of Byesville, and Brian (Tarah) Mitchell of Thornville; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

An on-line guest register is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

Memorials in his memory may be directed to “Water for Life”, c/o Otterbein U.M. Church.

Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for the Mitchell family.

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