In loving memory of

Kathleen Marjorie Mitchell
September 20, 1947 - September 9, 2021

Kathleen M. Mitchell "Kathy", 73, of Rochester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Rochester.

Kathy was born September 20, 1947 in Eyota, MN to Lyle and Marjorie (Miller) Neville. She was a graduate of Eyota High School and went on to spend 20 years working for Olmsted County Social Services. On February 5, 1966, Kathy married Steven Mitchell. She was a member of the V.F.W Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion. Kathy enjoyed camping and going to casinos. Above all, Kathy loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving, caring and strong willed woman. Kathy was patient and was always thinking of the happiness of others.

She is survived by her sons, Scott (Susan Solberg) Mitchell of Rochester, Brian (Ramona) Mitchell of Grinnell, IA; grandchildren, Alex, Beth and Cassandra and twin great-grandchildren, Colton and Shane. Kathy is also survived by her siblings, Jeanette Neville, Wendy Neville, Dallas (Deb) Neville, Brad (Bonnie) Neville and sister-in-law, Rosanne. Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Steve and by two brothers, Lyle Jr. and Michael.

A celebration of Kathy's life will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of services. A private family burial will be held at Hillside Cemetery in St. Charles, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mitchell family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit


Ed Gomez wrote on Sep 18, 2021:

"Kathy was such a nice person. She was so pleasing to talk to about anything. I always remember her special smile when we talked. Her life here on earth was "role model" for many as she always looked for the positive as best she could. Always with a special hug for "Mitchell" . May she rest in peace."

Tony Webster wrote on Sep 15, 2021:

"Kathy was one of the hardest working people I have ever met. During the time I knew her she always held at least 2 jobs at the same time. Great person, great loss. I'd like to offer my condolences and deepest sympathies. Tony Webster"

Connie Gilk wrote on Sep 14, 2021:

" went to high school with Kathy she always had a great smile for everyone she will be missed by many prayers for family Connie Gilk"

Diane & Harvey Lovejoy wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"Diane & Harvey Lovejoy Kathy was one of our classmates who graduated in 1965 and I'd see her wherever the 1965 girls had a reunion -- Baker's Square South, Golden Grads, etc. We will always remember seeing Kathy & Doris a Treasure Island. They loved to play the slots. Also we would go to The VFW in Wabasha to sing karaoke now & then. She was always there with a big smile & hug. She will be missed -- no more pain, no more cancer. Rest in peace, my friend. Love & Prayers to the family"

Linda Diedrich wrote on Sep 13, 2021:

"Rest in peace Miss more pain! Thanks for "all the Winners!" See You in Heaven! Thoughts and prayers to you Scottie and family! Linda and Kenny Diedrich"

Denise Gifford wrote on Sep 12, 2021:

"I?m so sorry for your loss?. Your mom, grandma and great grandma loved you all so much!! I loved listening to her update me on everything going on with you all. She will have a lasting impact on my life. I love you all! "

The Schultz Family wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"So sorry to hear this. Kathy was a great person. She will be missed. Now her and Schultzie are together. Prayers to her family."

Allen Hoem wrote on Sep 11, 2021:

"Al and Renae Hoem: Kathy was a dear friend and super neighbor to us. She was always there for everyone, with a cheerful greeting, and smile. Even in her trying battle with this illness, she remembered us with cards and phone calls. We have reserved a place in our hearts to always remember Kathy, who would light up a room with her presence. Our blessings and God's blessing to the family, and for strength to carry them on."

AL FREY wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Kathy will will be missed by all. Kathy always put other people first and herself last. Kathy would change plans in mid stream to help out or accommodate other people . Kathy was a very thoughtful and loving person to all. God bless Kathy and the Mitchell Family . My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family. AL"

Richard Rodin & Sandie Lohse wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Our condolences to each of you in Kathy?s family. Her bright smile will be missed by all who knew her."

Jeanette Blevins wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Kathy and I have been friends since high school. We had so many laughs like the Holloween night we didn?t have a car so we took my Dad?s old Massy Harris tractor with a culivator on it into Eyota. It was fine until I dropped the culivator and cultivated a little ally. Needless to say we had so many laughs and fun times. I will miss you so much but now you will be making all the angels smile. Love you from the moon and back too. "

Pat Pool wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Sorry to hear about Kat. She made everyone feel special and was a great friend. She will be missed!"

Paula Lee wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I worked with Kathy at Olmsted County and she instantly became more than a co-worker but a dear friend. I cannot think of a single story about her that doesn't make me smile and laugh. This world would not need t-shits, billboards, meme's reminding everyone to "be kind" if there were more Kathy's!! Rest in peace my dear friend. Love you!"

Anita Tjepkes wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"I have know Kathy's family for quite awhile and my sympathy goes out to all of you.Yes she was a fun person and had a great smile. Rest in peace Kathy"

Monica Sutton wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Kathy has been a very special friend of mine for over 40 years. We first met when we both worked for the City of Rochester in the 70s. After that we were together at the Union Hall, Olmsted County and Family Services Rochester. Over the years I?ve gotten to know Kathy?s family and have become friends with them also. Kathy was truly one of the most kind, sincere, gentle and funny person. It has been my privilege to call her my friend. Since I found out about Kathy?s passing I have spoken with another friend for quite some time and we shared, a tip of the iceberg , fond memories we had with Kathy. Kathy I will miss you very much and I love you. Rest in peace my dear friend."

Dallas Neville wrote on Sep 10, 2021:

"Kathy will be Greatly missed! Her sence of Humor And her high energy will Forever be with me. Kathy was a Great Grandmother and loving Friend to everyone she knew. She Loved life and lived every day of her Life!"