Motherhouse organic gardener Steven Mitchell dies in home accident

October 16, 2013 by

We mourn with deep sadness the death of Steven Mitchell, who served the sisters as the organic gardener at the Motherhouse and “adviser” to everyone involved in the Concordia Community Garden of Hope. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to his family, friends and students and players at Concordia High School.

Steven’s obituary was published today (Oct. 16) in the Concordia Blade-Empire:

 

Steven Mitchell waits for the blessing of the Concordia Community Garden of Hope in April 2010. He was instrumental in its creation and served as an unofficial adviser to its organic gardeners.

Steven Mitchell waits for the blessing of the Concordia Community Garden of Hope in April 2010. He was instrumental in its creation and served as an unofficial adviser to its organic gardeners.

Steven Michael Mitchell, age 35, of rural Concordia, went to be with his Lord and Savior in heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. His death was the result of an accident at his home. He was born on Sept. 6, 1978, in Belleville, Kan., to Jack and Kathy (Trost) Mitchell.

He graduated from Concordia High School and Cloud County Community College. He was a member of the Huscher United Methodist Church. Steven was the organic gardener for the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, a substitute teacher, the Concordia High School tennis coach and a farmer.

He is survived by his mother, Kathy; sister, Wendy Moulton and husband Cody, Abilene; brother, Andrew Mitchell and wife Melissa, Powhattan; and many close family members.

 He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; grandparents, Carl and Verna Trost and Myron and Sarah Mitchell; aunt, Marymar Stolzenburg and uncle, Charles Mitchell.

 The family selected cremation and memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Koechner officiating. Friends may sign the register book from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.

 The family suggest memorials to the CHS Tennis Club and Teens for Christ, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit http://www.chaputbuoy.com/.

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2 Responses to “Motherhouse organic gardener Steven Mitchell dies in home accident”

  1. Nick Walker on October 26th, 2013 12:20 am

    Steve was the tennis coach at Belleville for my senior year in 2005. Boy does it hurt to hear of his passing! I learned so much from him, and our tennis program had its best year while he was coach. We were such a handful for him, but he still managed to teach us the ins and outs of the game. I looked forward to practice everyday after school. He taught us how to play the right way. I had so many great experiences and so much fun on the courts in just one spring, and I will always treasure those memories.

    Condolences to his family. Steve will be missed dearly.

  2. Dottie Moss on October 18th, 2013 1:44 pm

    So sorry to hear of Steven’s death. Sending balm and condolences to his family in this time of his loss. Giving thanks for his presence to our CSJ community; giving thanks for his quiet expertise and know how in helping give birth to the organic garden at the Motherhouse. Giving thanks for his gift of presence in the Concordia schools and community. Blessings on your way now Steven into everlasting life.

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