Frederick T Mitchell

September 14th, 1931 to February 25th, 2024

Frederick T. Mitchell, 92, of Port Huron, Michigan, died Sunday, February 25, 2024 at McLaren Port Huron, surrounded by his family.

He was born September 14, 1931 in Port Huron, Michigan to the late James A. Mitchell and Marie R. Mitchell-Emery. He married Katherine E. Leathorn on November 14, 1951.

Frederick graduated from Port Huron High School in January 1950. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army as an anti-aircraft gunner in Korea from 1951-1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He served as an Army Reservist until his final honorable discharge in 1960. After the service, Fred was employed by the Port Huron Police Department, rising from the position of Patrolman to the rank of Detective and then finally Captain before retiring after 34 years of service.

He is survived by wife of 72 years, Katherine E. Mitchell; his children, Karen Lee Holmes-Storey (Eric Storey) and Fred T. Mitchell Jr. (Janice E. Mitchell-Myers); grandchildren, Nathan Holmes (Andrea Sample), Matthew (Lisa) Holmes, Allen (Katrina) Mitchell and Melissa Mitchell; sister, Patricia Mitchell McDaniels; great grandchildren, Caiden Holmes, Raegan Holmes, Brayden Mitchell, Easton Mitchell, Ashton Mitchell and Casen Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Edward Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell, Alice Mitchell-Walsh, James P. Mitchell, Martin Mitchell and Dorothy Mitchell.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Holy Trinity Parish St. Stephen Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Reverend Bradley Forintos will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Port Huron. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Holmes, Matthew Holmes and Allen Mitchell. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

A luncheon will follow at Holy Trinity Parish St. Stephen Catholic Church.

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