James R. Mitchell, 82, of Roscommon passed away Aug. 13, 2017 at Northern Pines Assisted Living, Grayling.
He was born in Detroit Oct. 30, 1934 to Walter Cruzan and Constance (Maicherczyk) Mitchell. He married Joanne MacBeth Nov. 7, 1953 in Southfield.
He was a hydraulic fabricator for J & H Hydraulics in Madison Heights from 1960 to 1973 when he came to Roscommon from Southfield. He was a self-employed hydraulic fabricator from 1973 to 2000.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Roscommon. He enjoyed golf and travel.
Surviving are two daughters, Debbie (Chris) Steuer and Bonnie (Dale) Cherven, both of Roscommon; five grandchildren, Eric (Anne) Steuer, Adam Steuer, Jason (Kim) Cherven, Lance (Andrea) Cherven and Melissa Jo (Mark) Mead, all of Roscommon; and eight great-grandchildren, Kaden, Mitchell, Rielly, Elise, Gabriella, Riley, Hailey and Sailer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joanne; grandsons, Amos John and Levi Joseph Steuer; great-granddaughters, Margaret and Elizabeth Cherven; brothers, Walter, Jack and Bob Mitchell; and sister, Jeanette Fleck
Funeral services will be conducted Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon with Rev. Father Richard Schaeffer officiating. The family will receive friends there beginning at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Pioneer Cemetery, Roscommon.
Memorial donations may be made to Compassus Hospice.
Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon is serving the family.