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Duane D. Mitchell

Duane D. Mitchell
June 21, 1955 -  June 16, 2017

Duane D. Mitchell age 61, of Fremont, formerly of Allen, Ne.
died Friday June 16, 2017 at Fremont Health.

Duane was born June 21, 1955 in Wakefield, Nebraska to James ‘Bud’ and Kathryn (Belt) Mitchell. He was raised in Allen and graduated from Allen Consolidated Schools in 1973. He then went to Gateway Electrics Trade School and graduated in 1974. Duane began his long career with BNSF Railroad in October of 1974. He worked as a laborer, foreman and then machine operator. Duane and Jackie moved to Fremont from Allen in July of 1997 and Duane retired from BNSF in July of 2015.

Duane was married on November 1, 1975 to Jackie Bottorff.

Duane was a member of First Lutheran Church. He enjoyed coffee time, fishing, golfing, wood working and writing poetry.

Wife – Jackie of Fremont
Children – Jamie (Chuck) Bojanski of Gardner, KS.
Jason (Theresa) Mitchell of Auburn, WA.
Amanda (Jason) Fischer of Wakefield
Grandchildren – Mitchell “Forest” Fischer
Ava “Munchkin” Bojanski
Kolton “Chip” Fischer
Chase “L.C.” Bojanski
Lane “Smilin Joe” Fischer
Natalie “Sunshine” Mitchell
Isabel “Dolly” Mitchell
Brothers – Gary (Carolyn) Mitchell of Tilden
Dennis (Kathy) Mitchell of Wayne
Jim (Janice) Mitchell of Wayne
Bob Mitchell of Wayne
Mother-in-law – Leona Bottorff of Ponca
Sister-in-law – Vickie (George) Tsiobanos of Sioux City, IA.
Brother-in-law – Scott (Morie) Bottorff of Dakota City
Troy (Pam) Bottorff of Kingsley, IA.
Nieces and nephews

Duane was preceded by his parents and father-in-law.

Visitation with family will be Tuesday from 5-7:30pm with a prayer service at 7:30pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. The memorial service will be 10:30am Wednesday, at First Lutheran Church (3200 E. Military). Private Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later decision.

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