Michael Mitchem

AURORA, Wis. – Michael J. Mitchem, 48, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 19, 1964, in Iron Mountain, son of Charles and Sandra (Charette) Mitchem.

Mike loved his pets, nature, and the outdoors and was an accomplished deer hunter. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, chatting with friends on Facebook, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Mitchem of Aurora; his parents, Charles and Sandra Mitchem of Holiday, Fla. and formerly of Kingsford; one sister, Michelle “Missy” (Phil) Kairis of Minneapolis; his close aunts and uncles, Denny and Drema Charette of Iron Mountain, and Sharon and Bill Rocheleau of Iron Mountain; mother-in-law, Riva Cowell of Iron Mountain; father-in-law, Richard Abbot Sr. of Saginaw, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Dan Westcott) Abbott of Escondido, Calif. and Julie (Terry) Kirk of Carbondale, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Rich (Jessie) Abbott of Greencastle, Ind.; special friends, Mike Pavlat and Joe and Mike Plourde; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Private family services are being held.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Mike or leave a condolence to his family online at JacobsFuneralHomes.com.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Mike’s legacy of life.