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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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Lorraine Baum


Lorraine Baum, of Pleasant Lake, MI, age 66, passed away on February 4, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1952 in, Chelsea, MI the daughter of Charles Salyer and Kathleen Marshall. She lived in Pleasant Lake since 1992, moving from Rives Junction. She graduated from Chelsea High School class of 1970. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and drawing, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her father and brother Robert “Bobby”, sister Barbara Allen, and grandchild Lauren Hurd. Surviving are her husband, Jackie Miles Baum, and mother, of Pleasant Lake; her children, Mary (Marty) Rowe of Stockbridge, Deana (Jason) Joseph of Williamston, Michelle Baum of Pleasant Lake, Nick (Angie) Baum of Stockbridge, and Kortney Baum of Pleasant Lake. Also surviving are her brother, Danny (Phyllis) Salyer, and grandchildren,  Brandon Rose, Zachary Rose, Jason Joseph II, Jesse Joseph, Jaselle Hurd, Miles Hurd, Bayleigh Baum, and great-grandchildren, Marlo and Finn.

No services are planned at this time. A private burial will take place at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to World Missionary, or Feed the Children. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge, MI.


+1 #2 Zella Taylor 2019-02-14 00:42
I Am so sorry for To All the Family for The loss of Lorraine!!!I knew her when we worked together!!!She was always so sweet and nice!!!Prayers for all her Family and Children!!!qg
+1 #1 Patricia Wolfe 2019-02-09 13:44
Jack and family, we are so very sorry for your loss.

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