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Gary L. Mitchell
(07-20-1953 - 09-12-2020)

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Gary L. Mitchel, 67, died September 12, 2020, at the Journey Care hospice center in Barrington, Illinois, after his cancer took a very quick turn. He was born July 20, 1953 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Dean and Flo (Mindar) Mitchell. He graduated from Larkin High School, Class of 1971. On August 21, 1993 he married Donna Wilharm. They celebrated their 27th year of marriage in August.

Gary recently retired from Hardinge Inc. where he worked building electrical panels for high speed assembly machines. In addition to being an active member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Elgin, Gary loved camping and hiking with friends, and of course his classic Ford Mustang.

Gary is survived by his wife, Donna; his brothers Pat (Fran) and Dean; his children, Corey (Monica), Tiffany (Josh), Brian, Bradley; and five grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his son, Ryan Mitchell.

Visitation will be held at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 36W720 Hopps Rd., Elgin, Illinois 60123, at 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on Saturday, September 19, 2020, with memorial services to follow at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Gary’s memory may be given to King of Glory. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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