Obituary for Daniel "Danny" Mitchell

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Daniel (Danny) Mitchell, age 63 of La Crosse passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center on August 6, 2017. He was born in Cass Lake, Minnesota, on October 29, 1953, and was raised by Lee and Lela Reynolds in Backus, Minnesota.
Daniel served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed in a paper mill in International Falls, then as a carpenter, but his career was spent working on railroads in construction and maintenance. He was a proud member of the Leech Lake band of the Ojibwe Tribe. Daniel loved the outdoors, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing year round. He was known for watching old Westerns and reruns of MASH. And he also loved his Minnesota Vikings.
He is survived by his children, Patricia Chitwood, Jennifer (Joe) Scaccio, Katrina Danielson, Cameron Strain, Ryan Strain, and Robbie Danielson, all of La Crosse, sisters; Donna Holden, and Mitzi Kellar, and brother; Don Reynolds and many grandchildren. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law David Chitwood, brother; Donald Page, sister-in-law; Jean Reynolds and brother-in-law; Tom Holden.
Friends and family would like to thank the Oncology department and staff of Gundersen Lutheran, and recognize the volunteers and friends Daniel Mitchell met through the La Crosse Salvation Army and local food pantries.
Those who knew him are invited to share a meal and memories at a Celebration of Life in Danny's honor on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Copeland Park Shelter in La Crosse, Wisconsin. A committal service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Backus, Minnesota, on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.dickinsonfuneralhomes to share online condolences.