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Michael Mitley

August 28, 1933 - February 18, 2020

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Michael Mitley Jr., 86, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in his home. He was born in La Crosse on August 28, 1933 to Michael and Lulabelle Mitley. He married the love of his life, Donna Jones on January 16, 1954. Michael and Donna were a beautiful example of a true love story.

Michael worked at Trane Company for 38 years and was also an Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and squirrels from his kitchen window. Solitaire was his game of choice, and If you lived in his neighborhood, you may have seen him enjoying a can of La Crosse Light over a glass of ice.

Michael is survived by his wife Donna Mitley, their three daughters Terry (Bruce Stussy) Sheetz, Tracey (Carl) Johnson, and Holly (David) Stigen; along with their two sons Michael (MJ) Mitley and Mark Mitley.

Michael is also survived by one sister Donna Mae (Jerry) Kreibich and sister-in-law Betty Mitley. He was blessed with many grandchildren and great- grandchildren, along with extended family members.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert Cantrell, Lawrence Mitley, Donny Mitley, Willard Mitley; sister Rose Strelow; son-in-law John Sheetz, and his beloved dogs Kitty and Tara.

To know Michael, was to know that he was a man of few words. Respecting Michael’s wishes, there will be a private family burial held in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.