James Mitchell

September 18, 2015

James Mitchell

Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial at the Greenfield Cemetery at a later date. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the services. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Greenfield United Methodist Church. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Greenfield United Methodist Church. 

Memorials: To the James Mitchell memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date or https://www.gofundme.com/gy4p62qn.

James Edwin Mitchell “Redman” was born April 6, 1961, the son of Marion Loyd and Barbara Louise (Hardin) Mitchell in Greenfield, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015, at his home in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 54.

James grew up and lived his entire life in the Greenfield area. He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1979. On August 18, 1984, he was united in marriage to Denna Hager in Greenfield, Iowa. To this union four daughters were born: Amanda, Brittany, Crista and Kaitlyn. He owned and operated Redman Construction in Greenfield for over thirty years. He loved hanging out with his family, collecting pedal tractors, attending basketball games, county fair, watching old westerns and Law & Order, farming, working dirt and was an ISU fan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Mitchell; father-in-law, Lloyd Hager; and brother-in-law, Dennis Jess.

He is survived by his wife, Denna Mitchell of Greenfield; four daughters, Amanda Mitchell (Christopher Chaney) of Greenfield, Brittany McManus (Justin) of Ankeny, Crista Reilly (Brandon) of Greenfield and Kaitlyn Mitchell (Jesse Zimmerline) of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Isabella Reilly, Madilynn Reilly, Claire McManus and Jayce Zimmerline; mother, Barbara Mitchell of Greenfield; two sisters, Cyndi Lorenzen (Monte) of Clive and Chandra McCann (Ron) of Greenfield; brother, Jeff Mitchell (Kelly) of Greenfield; mother-in-law, Betty Hager of Greenfield; three brothers-in-law, Rick Hager (Rita) of Glenwood, Jeffrey Hager (Andrea) of Huntsville, Alabama and Darrin Hager (Stacey) of Winterset; two sisters-in-law, Vicki Jess of Norwalk and Pam Collins (Larry) of Indianola; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.


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