November 15, 1931 - January 15, 2022
ADRIAN – David Andrew Mitzel, 90, of Adrian, died peacefully Saturday evening, January 15, 2022 at the Hospice of Lenawee Home, with his beloved wife at his bedside. He was born November 15, 1931, in Toronto, Canada, the only son of Mildred McIntyre and Michael Mitzel. David lived his formative years in Canada, before his family settled in Flint area when he was age 9. He later graduated from Davison High School. Dave worked for Fischer-Flack in Saginaw, where he specialized in computerized controls. Upon moving to Adrian, he worked for Lundy’s and later Naugle Plumbing & Heating companies. He married who he endearingly referred to as the love of his life, Barbara (Bowerman) Braley, on February 20, 1988, in Lake City, MI. David was community-focused, and gave of himself in countless ways to benefit Adrian and Lenawee County. He was an Adrian Kiwanis member for decades, an organization that he absolutely loved being a part of. A past board member of Goodwill Industries, he also helped co-chair the Lenawee County Relay for Life with his wife, Barb. He held memberships with both the Devils Lake Yacht Club and the Lenawee Country Club. He held in high regards his involvement with the Miller’s Breakfast Group, locally renown as the “Supreme Court”, where he and other civic leaders would discuss happenings and ideas for the City of Adrian. Devoted to his faith and family, David firmly believed in “walking the talk”, which he exemplified daily in the way he lived his life. He was proud to be an ordained Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian, where he and Barb were active members. In spare time, he enjoyed golfing, yard work, and spoiling his beloved Yorkie companions over the years, Missy, Lily, Maggie, and Emmie Grace. He and Barbara loved travelling, and Maui, Hawaii was their favorite frequented destination. Surviving in addition to his wife of nearly 34 years, Barb, are his three children, Christopher (Catherine) Mitzel, Carrie Gund and Amy Wilson; two step-daughters, Dr. Tiffany (Brian Mikuski) Braley, M.D. of Ann Arbor and Tracy Braley of Saginaw; brothers-in-law, Craig Bowerman (James Lynch) of Carpentersville, IL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous dear cousins in Canada; and his beloved canine companion, Emmie Grace. A memorial service for David will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian with Rev. Ann Marie Montgomery officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Guests are asked to wear a proper face covering and consider social distancing. Memorial contributions in honor of David can be given to benefit the First Presbyterian Church of Adrian or Hospice of Lenawee. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
ADRIAN – David Andrew Mitzel, 90, of Adrian, died peacefully Saturday evening, January 15, 2022 at the Hospice of Lenawee Home, with his beloved wife at his bedside. He was born November 15, 1931, in Toronto, Canada, the only son of Mildred... View Obituary & Service Information
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