Obituary of Kenneth Wade Mitchell
Kenneth Wade Mitchell, 83, of Boise, died on Saturday, June 20 at home surrounded by family. Ken was born February 24, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, the fourth son to Albert and Mary Mitchell. After graduating from Boston Technical High School, Ken attended Bentley College and later joined the U.S. Air Force. Ken was co-owner of Shannon Distributing, a local wholesale food services company for many years.
Ken married Mary Ellen (Hamilton) Dietrich in 1985 growing his family to four children, four step-children and their families.
In their retirement years, Ken and Mary enjoyed fishing, camping, travel, and spending time with their many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his brother Albert and his son Shaun.
Ken is survived by sons: Greg (Melanie) Mitchell and Norman (J’Nette) Mitchell; daughter, Alyson (Matt) Burrows; step-sons: Thomas Dietrich, Peter Dietrich; step-daughter, Susie (Kerry) Kenison; brothers, Norman and Jerry Mitchell; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
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