BARBARA MITCHELL

AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

B. Mitchell webphotoBarbara Mitchell, of Mora, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the age of 71.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 3:00 pm  on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Mora (2297 210th Avenue- Mora, MN 55051 – (320) 679-2586).

Memorials are preferred to: Sow the Seed (in India)  c/o Mitchell Ministries 315 Riverside Street -Mora, MN 55051

Barbara L Mitchell passed away on April 8, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center surrounded by her immediate family. Barbara was 71 years of age and died due to complications from lung cancer.
 
Barbara was born February 29, 1944 in New Ulm, MN to Walter and Lucinda Frank.   She and Robert Mitchell were married in 1974 and would have celebrated 41 years of marriage. 

Barbara earned a degree in nursing in 1984 and worked as an RN at Fairview Milaca and Princeton for 12 years.  Barb decided to use her RN skills to help people in third world countries receive medical care and spread the message about Jesus.  Later, she decided to dedicate her life to full time mission work and started up her own non-profit organization Mitchell Ministries.  This organization shipped medical supplies overseas to countries such as the Philippines, Guatemala and Kenya.  The ministry also built churches, schools, orphanages, dug wells and set up well care clinics in various countries. Her work through Mitchell Ministries spread across four continents and multiple countries.  The lives she touched are countless and her influence continues to be felt by people she helped and mentored.

Barbara is survived by her husband Robert; daughters Dee (Robert) Kulhanek, Jyotti (Frank) Thueringer, Pasang (Dylan) Mitchell; sisters Marianna (Joseph) Roiger and Suzanne (Don) Renwick; and six grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and son Jimmy (age 5).

A memorial will take place on Sunday April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Mora, MN with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Barbara’s life.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sow the Seed-India; 315 Riverside; Mora MN  55051.   Condolences can be sent to Robert Mitchell Family; 315 Riverside; Mora, MN  55051 or posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.

Barbara’s family would like to thank the medical team at the U of M for the wonderful level of care, attention and support during her final days.

8 guestbook entries for BARBARA MITCHELL

  1. Bill Lorence April 10, 2015 at 7:14 am #

    So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  2. Sheila and Dave Lane April 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    we remember Barb so much from the old days at Mora Assemblies of God. What a wonderful, kind, and fun loving woman. She truly loved the Lord with all her heart. She will be missed! We are praying for her family at this difficult time.

  3. David & Twylah Squire April 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Mitch and Family,
    We grieve with you over your loss, and our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May God provide His comfort and presence to all of you. Barb will be remembered as a vibrant, Spirit filled and led person, and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

    In Christ’s love,
    David & Twylah Squire

  4. Dick & Teddy Patterson April 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

    Dear Mitch and Family,
    Our prayers and love go out to you and your family, and we will miss Barbs constant smile,but know that right now she is in the arms of her wonderful Savior Jesus Christ.

    Dick & Teddy

  5. Dale & Carol Shaw April 11, 2015 at 12:44 am #

    So sorry to hear of your loss.Barb was such a sweet spirit. Many good memories of her. You are in our prayers.

  6. Foster and Marilynn Sechrist April 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    We were so sorry to hear of Barb’s illness and passing. I remember are quick wit and ready smile. May your many memories keep you.

  7. Thant McManus April 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Thoughts and Prayers of great peace and grace to All.
    Our confidence is in the Lord, Who is faithful in all of His ways.
    May His comfort fill each hurting heart.
    Thant McManus

  8. Bill and Shirley Havisto April 28, 2015 at 3:45 am #

    Just learned of Barb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends. She will continue to inspire and encourage us all with fond memories until we all meet again in praise and worship! Death is not the end, but a new beginning.

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