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Mitchell Farrell 06/22/2022

Mitchell J. Farrell, age 55, of Prescott, WI died accidentally on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in Birchwood, WI.  He was born on December 16, 1966, the son of John and Judy (Hitzemann) Farrell.

Mitchell grew up in Brownsdale, MN, and graduated from Hayfield High School.  He attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and Concordia College in St. Paul, MN.  Mitchell spent his entire career in the HVAC industry.  He began working in his father’s business, Jack’s Heating and Cooling, as a child.  He went on to continue this career path in several other companies in the Twin Cities.  He spent the last 20 + years working for Trane where he held numerous titles.  The majority of his time with Trane, Mitchell acted as a Vice President managing the Great Northern Plains Region of Trane.  He retired in 2021.

Mitchell was many things to many people.  He never met a stranger and would make friends wherever he went, usually lifelong friends.  He was the first one to lend a hand or give you his opinion on just about everything.  But mostly, he was a devoted true friend.  The love of Mitch’s life was his family.  Whether he was near or far, every decision, thought, and concern was for his family.  He worked tirelessly to make sure they were always taken care of and knew they were loved.

Mitchell is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jeanne Farrell; daughter, Maren (John) Kariesch; son, Jack Farrell (friend Alexandra Magliano); mother, Judy (Conrad) Schaefer; sister, Jodi (Keith) Stewart; nieces, Caitlin, Meaghan, Karissa, and Jenny; and many other family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his father, John Farrell; and in-laws, Sally Simley and Jerry Simley.

A celebration of Mitchell’s life was held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at The Old Ptacek’s Event Center (1449 Orrin Road) in Prescott.  Service began at 4pm followed by a visitation until 7pm.  Private family interment was in Prescott, WI. Memorials may be directed to Prescott Police K-9 Unit or to Bruce’s Legacy. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Tania Posted June 23, 2022 10:49 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family

  • Ashley Svacina Posted June 24, 2022 7:14 am

    My heart pours out to your family. Sending you prayers for comfort and peace as you navigate this grief.

  • Kevin Magee Posted June 24, 2022 10:50 am

    I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God watch over each and everyone of you. Take care

  • The Achterkirch Family Posted June 24, 2022 11:51 am

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies for your family. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you. Love you always.

  • Pam Kammeyer Posted June 24, 2022 6:30 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jane and Bob Harris Posted June 24, 2022 6:42 pm

    God Bless and endless peace to all of you!! Love and prayers!

  • Kathy Bloom Posted June 25, 2022 3:09 am

    So sorry I just heard, Sending peace and prayers to you Jeanne and your family at this time of great loss

  • DeAnne Twidwell-Preyer Posted June 25, 2022 7:13 pm

    I’m so so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love during this difficult time.

  • Kathy Holmstadt Posted June 26, 2022 9:13 am

    I’m so sorry Jeanne

  • Jess Puhrmann Posted June 26, 2022 2:48 pm

    Jeanne, sending my deepest condolences to you and your entire family.

  • Gene and Sally Gerhart and Family Posted June 26, 2022 3:37 pm

    The Gerhart family from Brownsdale extends our sympathy to your family. We have fond memories of Mitch growing up here

  • Dan Evitch Posted June 27, 2022 5:02 am

    Mitchell helped me at a time when I was without really anyone else and that describes the kind of person he was. My thoughts are with his family.

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  • Keri Simones Posted June 27, 2022 4:42 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Blessed to have known him. Love, prayers & hugs to the family

  • Gina Wiedenhoeft Posted June 27, 2022 4:55 pm

    Jeanne, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for you and the kids.

  • ramona p borchardt Posted June 27, 2022 5:26 pm

    My sincere sympathy to you and the family. I am so sad to hear this news

  • Mary Kelly Posted June 27, 2022 5:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of you loss. Thought and prayers to you and your family.

  • Shelly Lynner Posted June 27, 2022 8:37 pm

    I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Mitch was a wonderful guy and truly one of a kind. Prayers and peace to your family

  • Tauer’s Posted June 28, 2022 5:01 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers. We will miss Mitchell’s visits. A true friend forsure.

  • Shari Hague Posted June 28, 2022 9:42 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Jeanne, Thoughts and prayers for you and your fsmily🙏🏻

  • SHAWN Posted June 30, 2022 6:15 pm

    Seriously sorry that this happened. Butted heads with Mitchell a time or two, but always respected him. Kind of a man’s man, if it’s still okay to say that. He was good.

  • Mary Lou Callin Posted July 9, 2022 8:12 pm

    Mitch & my son Gary had a very strong relationship& remained close friends over the years. Gary always said if you need someone in good times or bad Mitch was the one that you would go to. I met Mitch & his family & my heart is sorrowful for Jeanne & family in this tragic loss. God be with them.

  • Jane Lundeen. Lundeen jewelry Posted July 11, 2022 7:22 am

    I spent many a time picking out just the right pieces for everyone of his beloved family members. Always so good kind and gracious. Always fun to visit with. Never missed a Christmas or special occasion. My condolences to the the whole family.

  • Marie A Magnan Posted July 11, 2022 2:28 pm

    We send our love and prayers to you dear Jeannie, Maren & John, Jack & Alex and all Mitch’s family and so many friends. Mitch was always kind and friendly to Tom and I and especially encouraging to our family. He will always be vivid in our memory, with that big smile and his outgoing engaging ways. We are so very sorry for your loss and we will all miss Mitch.

  • Jamie (Ludwig) TJaden Posted July 29, 2022 11:18 pm

    A boy I new as a child my thoughts are with his family

  • Lou Ronsivalli Posted August 1, 2022 8:46 am

    This is a loss that hits hard for me and all of those who remember Mitchell as colleague who had a positive impact on our lives. Having become a work colleague of Mitchell’s during the 2000’s while at Trane, I had many memorable experiences with him — meetings, dinners, presentations. He was a vibrant and compelling figure that captured the attention of the room wherever we happened to be. Personally, Mitchell was one of a handful of people who reached out to me when our team had been disbanded in 2012 and were all heading off in different directions. I will always appreciate the gesture and knowing that Mitchell would be in my corner whenever I might need to call on him.

  • Suze Shaner Posted June 22, 2023 1:32 pm

    I just learned of Mitchell’s passing. I worked with a him a number of years ago and my last call with him was January 2022. I sent out a newsletter for the first time in a couple of years this week, and his email bounced. When researched, I discovered this tribute to him. He was a lovely, caring, thoughtful man of integrity. My sincere condolences to his family. A life lost way too soon.

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