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Lesley R. Mitchell

Published: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT

Lesley R. Mitchell, 87, Polo, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at his home.

He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Hooper, Neb., the son of Frank A. and Cora (Renninger) Mitchell. He was united in marriage to Nora Hose on Sept. 12, 1946, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He was a bulk milk hauler for local farms for 46 years and owned and operated Mitchell Cycles for 20 years.

Lesley was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Hooper, Neb.

He was a member of the Rio Grande Valley Old Farm Equipment Club in Mercedes, Texas, for 13 years and vice president the past two years.  

Surviving are his wife, Nora; sons, Robert (Kathy) Mitchell, Dennis Mitchell, Randy (Dawn) Mitchell, all of Polo; daughter, Diane (Phillip) Nelson of Rice, Minn.;  twin brother, Wesley Mitchell, Stillman Valley; and brother, John Mitchell, Rock Falls; eight grandchildren, Deb (Steve) Dillabough, Robert Mitchell Jr., Ashley (Curt) Houck, Christopher (Wendy) Mitchell, Courtney (Matt) Richardson, Amy (Joe) Merdian, Lindsay (Nick) Escobar, Kalah (Mel) Peterson; 15 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Carter Merdian, Ellia, Tian and Dominic Escobar, Mason and Maddox Peterson, Chloe Mitchell, Jordan Richardson, Tanner and Jessie Grobe, Anthony and Josh Dillabough, Skylar Mitchell, and Spencer Nelson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Adams, Ada Rasmussen and Cora “Toot” Folk; and two brothers, Frank and Dean.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Arrangements were completed by Polo Family Funeral Home, Polo.

Visit  www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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