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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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Patrick L. Harden

Patrick L. Harden, age 66, of Stockbridge, MI, passed away on April 2, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.  He was born December 1, 1952 in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Lloyd E. and Elsie E. (Bell) Harden. He married Cynthia E. Hutchins on February 12, 2010, and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Matthew (Tia) Harden of Stockbridge, and Brian (Jessica) Harden of Williamston; five grandchildren, Wesley, Aaron, Anya, Brady, and Briana; seven siblings, Lloyd (Bev) Harden of Fowlerville, Frances Harden of Lapeer, J. Michael Harden of Jackson, Kathy (Randy) Warrick of Florida, Jeff (Wahnita) Harden of Lansing, Kenneth (Jennifer) Harden of Pinckney, and Judy (David) Clark of Georgia; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Roger and Joe Harden. Patrick had lived in the Stockbridge area for the past 23 years. He was a member of the American Legion Mackinder-Glenn Post #510, and for the past two years he was an active Trustee for the Village of Stockbridge. He enjoyed motorcycles, gardening, cutting wood, and spending time with his grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion Mackinder-Glenn Post #510. Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. Photo credit: Frazzini Photography.


+1 #3 Peter & Marie Demete 2019-04-05 00:50
Cindy, Peter & I are thinking of you. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. Hugs and prayers.
+1 #2 Peter & Marie Demete 2019-04-05 00:49
Cindy, Peter & I are thinking of you. I can't even imagine what you are going through.
Love you and hugs to you!
+1 #1 Deanna Kruger 2019-04-04 12:20
Matt & Tia - I’m so sorry to hear this. I loved Pat. He cracked me up. Love to you all.

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