Kathleen M. Mitchell "Kathy", 73, of Rochester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Rochester.
Kathy was born September 20, 1947 in Eyota, MN to Lyle and Marjorie (Miller) Neville. She was a graduate of Eyota High School and went on to spend 20 years working for Olmsted County Social Services. On February 5, 1966, Kathy married Steven Mitchell. She was a member of the V.F.W Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion. Kathy enjoyed camping and going to casinos. Above all, Kathy loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving, caring and strong willed woman. Kathy was patient and was always thinking of the happiness of others.
She is survived by her sons, Scott (Susan Solberg) Mitchell of Rochester, Brian (Ramona) Mitchell of Grinnell, IA; grandchildren, Alex, Beth and Cassandra and twin great-grandchildren, Colton and Shane. Kathy is also survived by her siblings, Jeanette Neville, Wendy Neville, Dallas (Deb) Neville, Brad (Bonnie) Neville and sister-in-law, Rosanne. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Steve and by two brothers, Lyle Jr. and Michael.
A celebration of Kathy's life will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of services. A private family burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mitchell family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, MN 55901
Al and Renae Hoem: Kathy was a dear friend and super neighbor to us. She was always there for everyone, with a cheerful greeting, and smile. Even in her trying battle with this illness, she remembered us with cards and phone calls. We have reserved a place in our hearts to always remember Kathy, who would light up a room with her presence. Our blessings and God's blessing to the family, and for strength to carry them on.