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Kenneth Wade Mitchell

February 24th, 1937 - June 21st, 2020

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 of 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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