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Robert David Mitchell

March 25, 1962 August 1, 2019
Robert David Mitchell
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Obituary for Robert David Mitchell

Mitchell, Robert David
Brighton, Michigan

Robert David Mitchell, age 57, of Hamburg Township, passed away in Ann Arbor after a long illness on August 1, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children. Bob was born in Wyandotte, Michigan, and was a 1980 graduate of Gibraltar Carlson High School. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University, he worked at Allstate and Homesite Insurance companies for many years, but was especially proud of establishing Budget Blinds franchises in Brighton and Okemos. He enjoyed sports, traveling, spending time at the family cottage on Grand Lake in Presque Isle, traveling to Florida to visit his parents, hanging out with friends, and having adventurous fun with his wife. His greatest love in life was being a dad to Kim and Andy, and he was extremely proud of his twins’ activities and accomplishments. Bob was a quiet man, but he will always be remembered for his quick wit and impeccable comic timing that always had everyone rolling with laughter.
Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Anna-Marie Rajala Mitchell, children Kimberly and Andrew Mitchell, mother Jean Van Eynde Mitchell, brother Bill Mitchell, brothers-in-law Jim (Carol) Culverhouse, Mike (Brenda) Culverhouse, Marv (Elaine) Culverhouse, and Scott Rajala, sister-in-law Norma (John) Rajala Hubbard, nephews Brent, Jason, David, Brian, Jeff, Mike, Matt, and John, and nieces Jennifer, Tuesdee, Tonya, Brianna, and Jillianna, as well as their significant others and many great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a loving dog-dad to Holly.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Dr. Jerry Mitchell, brother Tom Mitchell, mother-in-law Janie Rajala, sisters-in-law Kathy Culverhouse and Vicky Mitchell, nephew Hank Mitchell, and grandparents Roy and Olga Mitchell and Frank and Mary Van Eynde.

His Farewell… Robert’s family and friends will gather Monday, August 12, 2019 from 2:00-8:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. His Community Farewell will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 10:30am (9:30 am gathering) at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 711 Rickett Road, Brighton, Michigan. Father Mathias Thelen will serve as celebrant. Memorial contributions may be given to family for future designation. Please leave a message of comfort for Robert’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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Family and Friends Gathering




2:00 PM 8/12/2019 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/12/2019 8:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel

7425 E. M-36
PO Box 735
Hamburg, MI 48139

Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. M-36 Hamburg 48139 MI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 8/13/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church

711 Rickett Rd.
Brighton, MI 48116

St. Patrick Catholic Church
711 Rickett Rd. Brighton 48116 MI
United States

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