Mitchell Family Funeral Home to expand

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY 

Marty Mitchell of Marshalltown, owner-operator of the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, recently purchased property at 1201 Iowa Avenue West which once housed a Casey’s General Store. In the foreground is the Mitchell Family Funeral Home.

T-R PHOTO BY MIKE DONAHEY Marty Mitchell of Marshalltown, owner-operator of the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, recently purchased property at 1201 Iowa Avenue West which once housed a Casey’s General Store. In the foreground is the Mitchell Family Funeral Home.

A local mortician who began his full-time career in 1987 with the former Estel-Perrin Funeral Home is expanding his business.

Marty Mitchell, owner-operator of the Mitchell Family Funeral Home at 1209 Iowa Avenue West, announced late last week he had purchased adjoining property at 1201 Iowa Ave. West from Casey’s General Stores.

The site once housed a Casey’s General Store, but it closed several months ago when the company opened a replacement store approximately two blocks east also on Iowa Avenue West.

“First, we will use the property for additional parking,” MItchell said. “We will use the building too. We have not solidified our plans for it yet. However, we will make improvements in the near future so it does not look so cold and lonely.”

Mitchell and his late wife, Susan, opened Mitchell Family Funeral Home at its present location in February of, 2005.

This is the second expansion at the Iowa Avenue address by the business.

Mitchell also owns and operates the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in State Center.

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