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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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William Kuhl

William Albert Kuhl, of Grass Lake, Michigan, age 76, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. He was born on June 1, 1942, in Saline, MI. He was the son of Walter and Geraldine (Gardner) Kuhl. He graduated from Chelsea High School in 1960.  He served in the army from 1961 to 1964, being honorably discharged with the ranking of Sargent after spending most of his time in Germany. He worked as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker at Hatch Stamping, retiring from there in March 2016.

Bill enjoyed being with family, spoiling his grandkids, golfing, hunting and working on his rental properties. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Surviving are his children, Valerie (Patrick) Houle and Steven (Brandy) Kuhl; his grandchildren: Brendan, Cody, Abigail, Ella, Lillian, and Joseph; brother, Robert Kuhl. On April 6, 1968, he married the love of his life, Julie Anne (Coleman), and she preceded him in death on September 20, 2017.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Rev. Chuck McNeil officiating. Burial will follow at North Sharon Cemetery in Sharon Twp. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Grass Lake Senior Center.



0 #7 Kathy and Brant Snyd 2019-04-09 09:46
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
0 #6 Dave and Joanne Rowe 2019-04-07 16:33
Dave and I graduated with Bill. He was always so kind and a gentle man. The Chelsea High School class will miss him terribly at our 60th reunion next year. Our classmates have met every five years since our graduation in 1960. We always looked forward to seeing him there. Our sincere condolences to his family.
0 #5 Angela Bridgeman 2019-04-07 11:13
Valerie, Steven, and Family
So sort for the loss of your Father.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Angie and Leon
0 #4 Laura Wilkerson 2019-04-05 13:45
He was a Great Man and a Great Landlord to the people I know that rent from him/
Brother Bill will be Missed!! I worked with him at Hatch Cleaned apartments for him and I knew him I will be there on Monday to say Good bye to him he will be missed!! By Family and Friends Now him and Ginger are up with Julie AMEN :lol:
+1 #3 Bill&Cheryl Laimon 2019-04-04 16:00
Steve, Brandy, Bob and family
Deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
0 #2 Kelly Dale Spadafore 2019-04-04 15:00
Valerie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May God guide him to your mom.
0 #1 Diane Kieliszewski 2019-04-03 16:54
Valerie, I am so sorry to hear about your father. May your mother welcome him into Heaven with open arms. If there is anything we can do, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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