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Dena Ann Mitchell

Published October 04,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Dena Ann Mitchell, age 78, a resident of Grayslake, passed away on October 1, 2021 at her home.  Dena was born on August 15, 1943 in Chicago to Elmer and Violet (nee Padgitt) Granberg.  She was a Spiritualist in her faith.  She was an original Mickey Mouse Club Member and lifelong Cubs and Bears fan.  Dena was a Girl Scout Leader for 20+ years, past PTA president of both Dever Elementary and Steinmetz High School, and a volunteer at the Elk Grove Village Library. She is survived by her children, William Mitchell of Aurora, Sandra (Paul) Eubanks of Davenport, FL, and Debra (Joe) Rutledge of Grayslake; her grandchildren, Melaney Mitchell of Walnut Creek, CA, Breann Mitchell of LaCrosse, WI, David Rutledge of Grayslake, and Ethan Rutledge of Grayslake; and her sisters-in-law, Elaine (Marshall) Pearlman of Mundelein and Georgia Harsch of Elk Grove Village.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Mitchell; parents; and her sister, Nancy Ann Granberg.  A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at the Saddlebrook Farms- Lake House, 1 Saddlebrook Dr., Grayslake, IL 60030.  All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL.  For more information, please call (847)223-8122 or visit www.StrangFuneral.org

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  1. My deepest condolences to Dena’s family. Dena loved her children, their spouses and her grandchildren! But everyone that knew Dena knew that they were loved also! She had a very understanding spirit, there was no judging! Her heart was always open. I will always treasure the times that were spent with her. May God bless her family with Peace, Love and memories to hold dear.
    Aunt Zan

  2. Dearest Family, May God’s love, the love of family and friends, and happy memories give you comfort in your grieving process. Praying for all. I met Dena in 1983 at the Denver PTA. I was a young mother of three children, one starting kindergarten and two at the hips. Dena was so welcoming, inspiring, with a generous giving big heart. A wonderful mentor for all mothers🥲May all the good she did here on earth be rewarded one hundredth fold🙏Rest In Peace Dena. Sincerely Gilda Amantea ( AKA PTA Membership Committee Chairperson)

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