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Madeline L. Mitchell

Madeline Louise Mitchell passed away peacefully on Friday, July 8, 2016, while at the Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City. She was 97 years old, but still young at heart and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Gathering was held Sunday, July 17, at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre, in Solon.
Madeline was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of John L. and Elizabeth (Tjaden) Hunter. She was united in marriage to David Mitchell on Aug. 2, 1952, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. In retirement, Madeline and Dave spent 25 wonderful winters in Arizona where they enjoyed hiking, biking and swimming.
Madeline graduated from Wilson High School in Cedar Rapids. She worked at ACT in the Publications Department and retired in 1981. Madeline was a volunteer at the VA Hospital in Iowa City for 25 years. She loved homemaking, cooking and baking, birds, crossword puzzles and crafts.
Madeline is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, David; her four children: Bill (Cheryle) Mitchell of Mesa, Ariz.; Lizzie (Dave) Riedesel of Wheatland; Jim (Suzanne) Mitchell and Rob (Michele) Mitchell, of North Liberty; nine grandchildren: Brett (Shari), Jilian, Tori, Maggee, David, John, Linnay (Brad), Andrew and Kiara; and nine great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Chancy, Hunter, Madie, Cohen, Sawyer, Laden, Killian and Carter. She is also survived by her loving sister Becky Phillips, of Cedar Rapids.
Madeline was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Jesse, John and Henry Hunter; and sisters Katherine Mossman and Angeline Dodd.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Hospice Angels of Iowa City, nephew John (Sandy) Philips, and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous in Monticello. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.