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Obituary for Gordon L. Mitchell


Gordon Lynn Mitchell, age 73 of Delton passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020. Gordon was born on December 8, 1946 in Hillsdale, Michigan, to Robert and Helen (Willison) Mitchell. Gordon was a 1965 graduate of Climax-Scotts High School. Following graduation, Gordon attended Moody Bible Institute before enlisting in the United States Army. He served his country faithfully for over twenty years in active duty and seven more as a reservist. During his time in the service, Gordon worked as a linguist, graduating from the Defense Language Institute mastering Hungarian and Korean. Gordon also attended Trinity Seminary and a seminary in Hawaii. In his free time, Gordon enjoyed woodworking and making handmade pens. He was a very skilled genealogist and taught classes in Hastings. Faith and music were extremely important to Gordon, he could often be found at local nursing homes conducting church services and singing with the residents. Gordon is survived by his brothers: Gary (Lynn) Mitchell, Gail (Marge) Mitchell, Jim (Gail) Mitchell, Roger (Pete Peterson) Mitchell, and Ross (Denise) Mitchell; brother-in-law, Don Allen; aunt, Vera Bostwick; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving extended family. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters: Aneita Allen, and Carol Mitchell. Gordon’s family will receive friends on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Lakeside Baptist Church where his funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Pastor Larry Hendershot officiating. Burial with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 45 will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution are asked to do so to defray the funeral expenses. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Gordon’s family.