Theodore L. Mitchell Jr., Waupaca, Wisconsin, age 33, lost his way on Sunday, January 17, 2016 and entered eternal peace. He was born June 8, 1982 in Savannah, GA, son of Theodore Mitchell II and Kelli (Boucher) Hoertsch.
Ted was a certified welder and maintenance mechanic. Many remember him as the hardest working guy they ever met! He loved Ford trucks and entering truck pulls to show just how tough a Ford truck can be. When Ted wasn’t working, he gladly volunteered his skills and knowledge of vehicles to work on a friend’s vehicle. Ted will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Ted will always be remembered for his smile and big heart. He grew up in Menasha and later lived in Waupaca. He was named after his grandfather and father. And, gave his name to his son to carry on his legacy.
Theodore is survived by: father, Theodore (Carie) Mitchell II of Waupaca, WI; mother, Kelli (Le) Hoertsch of Menasha, WI; four children: Teddy Mitchell IV (TJ) and his mother, Brooke Fero; Hailey Mitchell and her mother, Hannah Robillard; Ashton and McKaylaAnn Mitchell and their mother, Jennifer Nusz; brothers, Stanford Mitchell of Eau Claire, WI; Dusty (Amy) Hoertsch of Menasha, WI; sisters: Michelle Mitchell of Germany; Cassie (Mike) Hendrickson of Appleton, WI; Stephanie (Keith) Schnese of Neenah, WI; Tiffanie Hoertsch of Neenah, WI; paternal grandmother, Dianne (Don) Wurtzel of Weyauwega, WI; maternal grandfather, Edward (Joan) Boucher of Green Bay, WI; maternal grandmother, Bonnie VanGompel of Menasha, WI; paternal aunt and uncles: Randy (fiancée, Brittany Nusz) Mitchell of Weyauwega, WI; Kevin Mitchell of Manawa, WI; Jerry Jeske of Weyauwega, WI; Pamela (Timothy) Litscher of Weyauwega, WI; maternal aunts and uncles: Theresa (Ed Shea) Schaefer of Menasha, WI; Edward “Bucky” Boucher of Green Bay, WI; Michael Boucher of Waupaca, WI; Christine (Bob) Davis of Green Bay, WI; Robert (Amy) Zwick of Menasha, WI; and Holly Boucher of Green Bay, WI. Also survived by many nieces and nephews that he adored, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Theodore Mitchell; maternal step-grandfather, Gerald (Pa) VanGompel; an uncle, Randy Schaefer; and an aunt, Vicki Boucher.
A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waupaca, WI. The Reverend Nigel J. Bousfield will officiate. A family and friends visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6