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John Mitchell

John Mitchell

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John Mitchell

May 27, 1953-October 18, 2018

BETTENDORF — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for John A. Mitchell, 65, of Bettendorf will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. Burial will take place in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the family. John died Tuesday, October 18, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport, surrounded by his family.

John Allen Mitchell was born on May 27, 1953, in Davenport, a son of Harold and Caroline (Howard) Mitchell. John worked at Titan Wheel, formerly known as French & Hecht, for over 30 years and was also part of the machinist union. More recently, he worked at Dillard's.

John married Maria Segura on June 14, 1975, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Bettendorf. They later separated. From this union, three children were born, Tina, John and Joseph.

John was devoted to his children, whether it was coaching Dad's Club softball and soccer, as a Boy Scout leader, or doing his part as a member of the Jackson Elementary PTA. His greatest achievement was seeing them go to college.

John loved sports; he was an avid fan of the Hawkeyes, Dolphins, Celtics and Yankees. He also enjoyed playing softball, bowling and running.

Survivors include his children, Tina (Travis) Eygabroad, Rock Island, John Anthony (Shelley) Mitchell, Blue Grass, and Joseph Mitchell, Rock Island; step-son, Robert Sturgis, Davenport; grandchildren, Isabel, Elena Vallejo, Layla, Dominic, Chase, Hope Eygabroad, Jacob, Hannah, Meredith Mitchell; his father, Harold Mitchell; siblings, Harold “Mitch” (Charlotte) Mitchell Jr., Mark (Lucene) Mitchell, all of Davenport, and Joy (Denis) Mussmann, Eldridge; a niece more like a daughter, Ashley Mitchell, Bettendorf; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant granddaughter.

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