Dale Mitchell

April 5, 1947-July 5, 2019

Dale Francis Mitchell,

72, St. Peters, MO died

July 5, 2019, at the Garris-on Memorial Hospital.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al will be held at 10:00

AM Wednesday, July 10,

2019 at St. Nicholas

Catholic Church, Garrison

with Father Charlie Heidt


Inurnment will be held

at 3:00 PM Wednesday at

the ND Veterans

Cemetery, rural Mandan,


Dale was born in Valley

City on April 5, 1947, to

George and Darlene

Mitchell. The family lived

in Eagle Bend, Minn., and

then moved to Garrison in

1949. He graduated from

Garrison High School in

1965 and then served

with the First Air Cavalry

in Vietnam from

1967-1969. He went to

Minot State University

and obtained an account-

ing degree in 1974.

After college, Dale met

his future wife, Rita,

when both worked as

Department of Defense in-

terns in Rock Island, Ill.

They were married on

September 20, 1975, and

made their home in the

St. Louis area. They were

married for 43 years and

had three children and six


Dale stayed true to his

North Dakota roots and

loved everything about

Garrison. He made regular

trips back home to hunt,

fish, and visit family. He

obsessed over the Vikings

and Twins and rooted for

Minnesota and North

Dakota college teams. He

bowled in a league for

years. He also loved trav-

eling and taking long

cross-country road trips.

He was strong-willed,

fiercely loyal, and devoted

to his family.

Dale is survived by: his

mother, Darlene (Kincade

Mitchell) James; wife, Rita

(Roth) Mitchell;

daughters, Lisa (CJ)

Schultz-Haskell and

Heather (Dustin) Hayes;

son, Geofrey (Elisha)

Mitchell; grandchildren,

Samantha Schultz, Willi-

am Schultz, Thomas

Schultz, Marie Hayes,

Charlie Hayes, and Emily

Hayes; and siblings,

Sharon Luloff, Marilyn

Grimsley, Diane Schauer,

Richard Mitchell, and Ro-

sie Rader.

He was preceded in

death by: his father,

George Mitchell; stepfa-

ther, Clifford James; and

brother-in-law Larry


In lieu of flowers the

family prefers memorials

to the ND Veterans

Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

Please visit


thompson.com to sign the

online guestbook and

share memoried of Dale

with his family.

(Thompson Funeral

Home, Garrison)