Glenvil resident William R. Mitchell, 89, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, March 13, and one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s website. To view the service, go to William’s obituary and click the play button shown towards the bottom of the page. Condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

William was born November 23, 1933, in Gentry County, MO to Herschel & Martha (Hunter) Mitchell. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1951. William served as a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army from January 13, 1956 to February 29, 1976. He married Shirley LaPorte on December 24, 1954; she preceded him in death on July 10, 2007.

William worked for the VA Hospital in the medical supplies department. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. William enjoyed spending his time fishing, hunting, being with his sons and watching westerns, and taking his daughter to horse shows.

William was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Mitchell; and son, Greg Mitchell.


Children & Spouses: William Jr. & Charlotte Mitchell – Glenvil, NE

Kathy & Todd Graves – Wellington, KS

Grandchildren: Autum Perez

Abby Wirick

Kayla Cusatis

Bryce Elliott

Dillen Marzolf

John & Bailey Graves

TJ Graves

Taima Graves

Several Great-Grandchildren