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Mitchell Farrell 06/22/2022

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 will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at The Old Ptacek’s Event Center (1449 Orrin Road) in Prescott.  Service will begin at 4pm followed by a visitation until 7pm.  Private family interment will be at a later date in Prescott, WI.  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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