Richard W. “Dick” Mitchell, 73, of Glen Carbon, passed away at 8:17 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, MO.
He was born August 16, 1947 in Sikeston, MO, a son of the late Jesse and Lella (Blagg) Mitchell. He married Karen (Scaturro) Mitchell on January 10, 1976 in Clayton, MO and she survives.
He retired April 3, 2003 as an information technology specialist after 37 years of dedicated service with the United States Army ALMSA / SIMA / CSDA / LSSO. The United States Navy veteran proudly served his country in Rota, Spain during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon. Dick loved family gatherings, tending to his yard, playing golf and taking vacation with his family. He had a love of nature, loved animals, watching all the wildlife around his house and was always feeding the birds and deer. He cherished his children and grandchildren and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of 45 years, he is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jessica Krisch of St. Jacob, Mandee and Jasen Brown of Troy and Shonda and Mike Burrow of St. Jacob; seven grandchildren, Drew Burrow, Nathan Krisch, Julia Burrow, Abby Burrow, Evan Brown, Tommy Krisch and Jacob Brown; a sister and brother-in-law, Ethel and Don Meyer of Crystal City, MO; three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Leo J. and Rose Scaturro of Surprise, AZ and Dale Scaturro and Stan Cottner of Provincetown, MA; several nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Greg Krisch; and sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Herman Hicks and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Deloris Scaturro.
In celebration of his life, a visitation will be at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 511 S. Main Street in Troy, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Father Kevin Laughery as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be made to the Metro East Humane Society or support your local animal shelter in his honor.
Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon in charge of arrangements. www.irwinchapel.com