James Mitchell

78
Colton, SD
October 20, 2021
James “Jim” I. Mitchell, age 78, of Colton passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at his home. Visitation and prayer service was held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at the Minnehaha Funeral Chapel, Colton. Private interment was Monday in the Colton Cemetery.
Jim was born on April 4, 1943, in Jamestown, North Dakota to Chris and Lois Mitchell. At a young age, he moved with his family to Selby, South Dakota. Jim enlisted in the US Army in 1960. He served in Germany as a truck driver and was honorably discharged in 1963. On August 30, 1974, he married Carol De Jong in Colton and spent his entire life there.
Jim spent over 40 years as a truck driver and logged well over 2 million miles. He worked for All American, Hyman, and Yellow Freight. After his retirement, he worked with JR at Mitchell Construction. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, tinkering with his garden tractors, and riding his side by side in the Black Hills. Jim especially loved his dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, Colton; sons: Paul (Andra) Mitchell, Doland, Jake (Diane Bunker) Mitchell, Colton, and JR (Sam) Mitchell, Crooks; grandchildren: Brittney (Josh) Mitchell, Paige (Slayton) Mitchell, Tayden Mitchell, Taylor Mitchell, and Jesse Mitchell; great-grandchildren: Adelyn Miller, Wrenley Holzman, and Jr Mitchell; and his siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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