Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Wayne Mitchell
February 24, 1939 - July 17, 2019 (Age 80)
Watertown, WI
Service: July 21, 2019
Wayne Mitchell
Wayne Mitchell was born Town of Warren, Wisconsin, Feb. 24, 1939, at home to Clarence and Esther (Joslin) Mitchell. Oldest of five children. Died July 17,2019, in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, at AngelsGrace Hospice,
Raised on a dairy farm, Wayne loved fishing and hunting, being outdoors, playing Sheepshead and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He graduated from Berlin High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960, spending time in Germany as a cannoneer. Wayne earned a good conduct medal and was discharged as a Private First Class. He married Rae Ellen Rhodes on June 24, 1961, in Milwaukee. He and his family moved to Oconomowoc to work at Pabst Dairy Farms in 1964, and he retired from Golden Guernsey Dairy in Waukesha in 2005. He resided in Oconomowoc, Ixonia and most recently at Marquardt Village (Parkside Garden Homes Independent Living) in Watertown.
Survived by wife, (Rae) Ellen Mitchell; daughters, Pamela Mitchell, Tucson, AZ and Sheila Mitchell, Westerville, OH; daughters and sons-in-law, Jodi and David Fuson, Lincoln, NE, Kris and Charles Williams, Sun Prairie, WI; son, Scott Mitchell, Ojai, CA; 13 grandchildren; sister, Karen Bell, Green Valley, AZ; brothers, Dean Mitchell, Elko, NV, Gary Mitchell, Red Granite, WI. Preceded in death by brother, Lynne Mitchell.
A memorial service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Watertown on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to AngelsGrace Hospice or the church.
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