Elsie M. Mitchell

  • Born: January 11, 1936
  • Died: October 31, 2016
  • Location: Combined Locks, Wisconsin

Jansen Fargo Funeral Home

204 East Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136

Tel. (920) 788-6202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elsie Mae Mitchell (nee Vanden Heuvel) Age 80, passed away peacefully at home on October 31, 2016. Elsie was born on January 11, 1936 to the late Henry and Alvina (Hackl) Vanden Heuvel. She grew up on the family farm in rural Seymour and graduated from Seymour High School. On September 2, 1957, she married Boniface (Barney) Mitchell at St. John Catholic Church in Seymour. Elsie and Barney settled in the Mackville community and together raised five daughters. She was an active member of St. Edward Parish until moving to Combined Locks in 1994. Elsie enjoyed sewing, baking and gardening, and was very generous with her time and talents. She sewed over 300 baptismal gowns for St. Paul Parish and spent many Tuesdays with the ladies of St. Paul sewing quilts for the missions. Elsie and Barney traveled to many destinations including Alaska, Hawaii and Hong Kong. She loved the family reunions each summer as well as celebrating the holidays with family. She is survived by her husband, Barney, and her five daughters and their husbands: Linda & Dan Bubolz, Mary & Dan Peterson, Bonnie & Wayne Byrum, Kim & Tom Nelson, and Barb & Jeff Kilsdonk; eight grandchildren and their spouses: Sarah Barbian, Jason & Krystal Bubolz, David & Crystal Byrum, Kevin Byrum & special friend Ally Bytell, Kirschen Stewart, Remmey Nelson, Trisha Kilsdonk & fiancé Corey Munsch, and Carissa Kilsdonk; and six great grandchildren: Wyatt, Blake, Autumn, Peyton, Mack, Elly, and two on the way. She is further survived by two siblings and their spouses: Don & Rosemary Vanden Heuvel and Mary Ann & John Erickson; sister-in-law Dorothy Vanden Heuvel; and Barney's family: Marion Biesterveld, Barb Vander Loop, Matt & Judy Mitchell, Dot Mitchell, and Larry & Linda Mitchell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Barney's parents Peter & Ella Mitchell; her sister Rita Biese; her brothers Henry and Michael Vanden Heuvel; brothers and sisters in law: Elzer Biese, Kathleen Vanden Heuvel, Jack Ebben, Edna Mitchell, Rita Mitchell, Leo & Kathy Mitchell, Virg Biesterveld, Gene Vander Loop; son-in-law Steve Miller; and grandson Lee Nelson. A Mass of Resurrection for Elsie will be on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11 am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 410 E. Wallace St., Combined Locks. Fr. Andrew Kysely celebrant. Family and friends may gather Wednesday, November 2, at the Funeral Home, from 5 to 7 pm, with a prayer vigil at 7 pm. Visitation also on Thursday at the Church from 9 am until time of Mass. Elsie was a very giving person and in accordance with her wishes, her body will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee for medical education and research. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul Hospice for their compassionate care of Elsie.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Kim, Gaylord and I are so sorry to hear about your Mom. You and your family our in our prayers.

Posted by Diane & Gaylord VanLoo    November 03, 2016

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Mitchell family at this time of loss. May God give you strength.

Posted by Jamie Schmidt Spice - Seymour, WI   November 03, 2016

Sorry for your family's loss. knew your mom from when we were kids in school and then after high school I worked with her when she was a seamstress at Peerless cleaners. I often wondered if they still lived in Mackville

Posted by Dianne Rose - New London, WI   November 03, 2016

Elsie was a very kind and caring person. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and condolences to all her loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ron Barbian    November 02, 2016

My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Posted by Denise Adamski    November 02, 2016

We were very sorry to hear of Elsie's death and will keep her and the family in our prayers. We belonged to St. Edward's Parish at the time you were there. They were a beautiful family and we will miss you.

Posted by Sally and Lou Gerarden - Appleton, WI   November 02, 2016

Kim, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies.

Barb and John Hendrickson

Posted by A friend   November 02, 2016

Aunt Elsie was a kind gentle soul and will truly be missed by all! We are so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Timm Biesterveld    November 02, 2016

Thinking of you all during this very sad time. Elsie gave of her time and talents. She will not be forgotten. What a wonderful legacy she has left behind..

Posted by Joan Baptist    November 02, 2016

Kim We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Sherry Wagner    November 01, 2016