LAKE GENEVA – Marion J. Mitchell, 89, of Lake Geneva passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Mercy Walworth Hospital. She was born in Cumberland, WI on October 15, 1925 to Alvin and Lola (Sherwood) Howe. Marion was united in marriage to the love of her life, Robert E. Mitchell in 1958.
Marion was an excellent snow skier, water skier, and tennis player. She enjoyed fly fishing in Ketchum, ID where she and her husband spent some of their time. Marion also enjoyed boating on Lake Delavan. She worked for the Social Security Administration in her younger years. Marion enjoyed having annual gallant Christmas parties and summer Jazz parties both in Delavan Lake and Geneva National. She is well known for her famous brownies and shrimp. Standard poodles were plentiful for Marion, always having two at a time. She also fell in love with “Tucker”, a Maltese, which would constantly be by her side, both awake and during sleep. Marion was a member of the Delavan UCC, Delavan Lake Yacht Club, and Garden Club in Delavan.
Marion is survived by her family, including a son, Scott and Gigi Pregent of Lake Geneva, WI; a stepson, Robert Mitchell Jr, of CA; seven grandchildren, Scott (Kersten) Rojas, Rick (Evelyn) Rojas, Casey (Kyra) Pregent, Alexis Pregent, Robert (Julie) Mitchell III, Corey Mitchell, and Tyler Krobetzky; and seven great grandchildren. Marion is preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Jackalyn Rojas nee Pregent, and Linda Krobetzky nee Mitchell; her parents; and three brothers and a sister.
A Celebration of Marion’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Delavan UCC - Congregational, 123 E. Washington Street with Pastor Becky Boggs officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave. and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, Marion would like contributions to the following; Delavan UCC or Lakeland Animal Shelter.