Monday, November 29, 2021

Mitchell David Killebrew

| September 30, 2021 10:10 AM

Mitchell David Killebrew was born on Jan. 1, 1957, to Claude and Winifred Killebrew at the Wardner Hospital in Kellogg, Idaho.

He attended his school years at Pinehurst and Kellogg. He took an early graduation in 1976 to join the Army. He attended boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Then he was in the Army Reserves where he was injured when a tailgate dropped down, smashing his right foot. He was given an honorable discharge.

He married Linda Schler on Feb. 1, 1980. They were together many years and had three daughters, Karmen Salazar of Spokane, Wash., Brook Killebrew of Dayton, Mont., and Christina Heimbigner of Page, Idaho. He leaves eight grandchildren.

Mitchell leaves behind his mother, Winifred (Windy) Killebrew who resides in Kingston, Idaho; his brother, Tim Killebrew of Pinehurst, Idaho; and a sister, Lori Counts of Kamiah, Idaho. He also leaves a stepbrother, James Killebrew of Ohio and two stepsisters, also of Ohio; as well as several nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceding Mitchell in death was his father in 1987 and a sister, Geneva Williams, in 2012.

Mitchell was into electronics and ham radio, of which he was an instructor. He was a partner with Mel Bailey in building and maintaining a ham radio tower. He did a lot of mechanical work in the Valley and was a volunteer for the Red Cross until he was unable to handle it. He was 64 years when he passed away and went to be with God on Aug. 26, 2021.