Danny E. Mitchell, 89, passed away August 31, 2020

Danny E. Mitchell, 89, of Coloma, passed away on August 31, 2020 at his home.


Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 4, 2020 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitaiton beginning one hour prior. Memorial donations in Danny's memory may be made to Riverside Methodist Church where he was a member. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the link on this page.


Danny was born May 22, 1931 in Buchanan to Gerald and Ethel (Schrader) Mitchell. Danny served in the United States Army during the Korean War era. He worked at JC Penny for many years and also owned and operated Little Pigs BBQ in Benton Harbor.  Danny retired from Coloma Schools as director of transportation after 21 years. He was a member of the Lions Club and enjoyed volunteering at Riverside Methodist Church for swiss steak and spaghetti dinners. Danny enjoyed playing pinochle at the senior center, mowing lawns, he was a great cook but most of all, he loved being at the lake and having family and friends over to entertain.  


Danny is survived by his wife Jacalyn of 64 years; children Cynthia (Ed) Maloney and James (Tina) Mitchell both of Coloma; grandchildren Jamos (Emily) Mitchell, Jeret (Jennifer) Mitchell, Javin (Stephanie) Mitchell, Justyc (Joseph) Newnum, Mallory (Dane) Rasmussen and Eddie (Annie) Maloney; great grandchildren Harper, Talvis, Abner, Evelyn, Clayburn, Jason, Nolan, Penelope, Isaac and one on the way; his brother Kit Mitchell of Buchanan and nephew Dale Pfingst.


In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters and three brothers.

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