Dennis Allen Mitchell
Mitchell, Dennis Allen Age 75, of New Brighton. This gentle loving man who embraced life to the fullest, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 surrounded by his family. Dennis Allen Mitchell (Denny) was born in Chicago, Illinois. His family relocated to the Twin Cities when he was 13. Denny graduated from Mounds View High School and continued his studies at the University of Minnesota where he achieved a Master's degree in Business from the Carlson School of Management. He served proudly in the US Army Reserves as a medic/lab tech and worked primarily in hospitals. His career work in the field of Information Technology took him all over the world. Dennis was an avid runner, golfer, bowler, fisherman, tenacious reader, and history buff. He married Bernadette "Bonnie" Belair in 1969 and recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They lived in New Brighton for over 48 years where they raised three daughters; Michelle, Christine, and Kelly who were his pride and joy. He was an involved, supportive Dad and coached girls' basketball with the Irondale Basketball Association and Minnesota AAU. Denny also served for many years as President of the Mounds View 621 Foundation. He walked his talk lending a helping hand whenever he saw a need. Denny had a deep love of animals, especially his dog Lacey who he fondly called his "little girl." Nothing brought him more happiness than to spend time with his eight precious grandchildren who he loved so deeply. He is preceded in death by his parents Ellen and Robert John, Sr; brothers, Terrance, Robert John, (Jr.), and James (Jim). Survived by wife, Bernadette "Bonnie"; daughters, Michelle (Kai) Hovde; Christine (Mike) Arndt; and Kelly (T.J.) Gamble; grandchildren, Liv & Evan Hovde; Anessa, Aleigha & Amaya Arndt; Thomas, Presley and Hayden Gamble and many beloved family and friends. Visitation 4:00 8:00 PM Thursday, September 12 at HOLCOMB-HENRY- BOOM, 515 HIGHWAY 96 W., Shoreview. Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 PM with light food/refreshments following. Interment Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN. holcombhenryboom.com 651-482-7606
Published on September 11, 2019
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