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Our History... Founded in 1853 by Frank Staffan, the funeral home business has been passed down from father to son for several generations. The Mitchell family moved to Chelsea in 1981.  John Sr. and Gloria Mitchell bought the Staffan Funeral Home from George and Kathryn Staffan, ending a four-generation Staffan legacy.
About Green Burial Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home continues to be leaders in the industry. We are proud to offer biodegradable caskets, burial shrouds, environmentally friendly embalming fluid, and burial wash.
Memorial Keepsakes Who was this loved one? What were their passions, their beliefs? What did they like to do in their spare time? Who did they love and what were the gifts and joys they gave to us? A memorial should reflect and pay tribute to the person it commemorates.


In 2001 the Mitchell family moved the funeral home from the downtown district to its current location at 901 N. Main St. As one of the newest funeral homes built in Washtenaw County, the 8,000 square-foot barrier-free building is spacious and open. It radiates a warm, home-like atmosphere.

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Funeral Service in Stockbridge is provided by the Mitchell Family.  John and Gloria, and  son Johnny and his wife Cindy purchased the business from the Caskey family in August of 1995. In 2004 Mike Mitchell joined the business and now the brothers run the operation together.  Since 1995 the Mitchell family has been fortunate to carry on the tradition of care that had been set by the Milner and Caskey Families.

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Robert "Bob" Wilson


Robert “Bob” Wilson died January 26, 2019 at the Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born the son of William and Mary Wilson on September 29, 1929 in Bunker Hill Township, Michigan. On May 2, 1987 he married Janet Prieskern, and she survives.

Bob was one of the first people to work for Stockbridge Ambulance in the early 60’s. He later became the Fire Chief, a position he held for over 12 years. He served as Trustee of the Stockbridge Township Board for 16 years. He was also very proud member of the Chain Gang for Stockbridge Football Team from 1963-2001. He was a skilled wood worker and made doll beds for his granddaughters and great-granddaughters. He enjoyed being outdoors canoeing or working on his farm with the cows and pigs.

Most of all he was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his children Judy Shevrovich, Dan (Mary) Wilson, Brad (Deb) Wilson, Dave (Elizabeth) Wilson, Rusty Wilson, Jill (Kevin) Nevills, Sarah (John) Wilson-Lennen, Gary (Carolyn) Garfield, Christine (Christopher) Gray, and LeAnne Chaffe. Also surviving are his 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna Stephens, Mary Jean (Carl) Tomlin, and Kay (Gary) Gee, along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Wilson, and his brother, Doug Wilson.

Funeral services will be from the Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Leslie First Baptist Church.



0 #3 Mary Curtis 2019-01-29 14:53
The Stockbridge area truly lost one of our most deserving citizens. Bob was a front runner in all areas - family, sports, government and community events. A great man who will be missed by all!
0 #2 Jackie Schiller 2019-01-28 18:32
To the entire Wilson family my deepest sympathy for your loss.
0 #1 Dennis & Sharon Kerr 2019-01-28 14:35
What a good man RIP Bob

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