Dale Mitchell, 72 - March 09, 2013Dale M. Mitchell, 72, of Cozad passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be conducted on Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church of Cozad with the Rev. Mike Parsh officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Cozad Cemetery.
A visitation will take place on Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Mitchell was born June 13, 1940, at Cozad to Walter and Ina (Troxel) Mitchell. He graduated from Cozad High School and went on to attend Kearney State College.
He entered the U.S. Army where he served in 1958 and 1959. Following his discharge, he returned to Cozad.
On June 1, 1970, he married Lanna Lorentzen at North Platte. To this union, three daughters were born. The couple made their home at Cozad where they resided their entire married lives.
While in Cozad, he was employed as the fertilizer sales manager for All Points Cooperative. Although ownership changed during his career, he spent nearly 50 years with the company that began as Bellamy Grain.
Mitchell loved Husker football, golfing, deep sea and freshwater fishing and hunting pheasant and turkey, according to family members.
He was active in his community having memberships and serving as past-president for the Nebraska Fertilizer Institute, Cozad Jaycees and the Cozad Chamber of Commerce respectively. He was currently acting as co-chairman of the chamber’s ag committee.
Mitchell was a dedicated member of the American Lutheran Church in Cozad where he had served on various boards both past and present.
He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, the family said, and while he gave generously of his time to civic service, he cherished every moment spent with his family.
Mitchell is preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters—Betty Schultz and Marjorie O’Hara.
Survivors include: his wife of 42 years, Lanna Mitchell of Cozad; his three daughters—Kimberly (Todd) Frazier of Johnston, IA, Kristin (Michael) Carnes of Urbandale, IA, and Karma (Brian) York of Johnston; six grandchildren—Sarah Frazier, Katie Frazier, Kiana Carnes, Tessa Carnes, Cooper York and Braden York.
A memorial has been established.