DELAVAN – Mitchell A. Venema Sr., age 89, of Delavan passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. Mitchell was born in Holland on February 2, 1927 to August and Fannie (Kooistra) Venema. Mitchell was united in marriage to Ann Sjoerdsma on January 9, 1952 in Delavan. Mitchell was a farmer for 58 years and a longtime member of Delavan Christian Reformed Church. Mitchell is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ann; four children, Susan (Barry), Karen, Mitchell Jr. (Nancy) and Jean (Sean); three grandchildren, Michelle (Bob), Matthew, and Melissa; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mitchell is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and sister-in-laws, Andrew (Margaret), George (Dorothy), and Garritt (Margaret); and one sister, Frances (Henry).
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Delavan Christian Reformed Church, 850 Oak Street in Delavan. A Private Family Burial will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan. Memorials can be directed to Delavan Christian Reformed Church Building Fund.