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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.
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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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Dewayne "Bud" Kitley


Dewayne “Bud” Kenneth Kitley, of Munith, Michigan, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was born the son of Kenneth and Shirley (Brown) on May 21, 1935. On October 24, 1953, he married Connie Sue Cowan, and she survives. For over 65 +years Bud was owner of K&D Kitley Sanitation and Excavation in Munith. Bud had a passion for trap shooting and was in the Michigan Trap Shooters Hall of Fame. He was a life member of the NRA. Bud was also President of the Michigan Trap Shooters Association, where he was instrumental in getting laws passed to protect gun clubs. One of his other favorite past times was reading and watching the birds. Most of all, he loved being with his family.

In addition to Connie, his wife, Bud is survived by his children, Patricia (Reginald) Riba, Charles (Jo) Kitley, Carl (Teri) Kitley, and Dawn (Clark) Titus. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Heather, Justin, Amber, Staci, Mike, Canada, Matt, Jake and Brandon; 13 great-grandchildren, Ben, Nick, Kevin, Cooper, Avery, Lucas, Hunter, Parker, June, Kaitlin, Kara, Kathryn and Brenton; brother, George (Jan) Kitley, and sister, Janet (Ed) Senyko; and a sister-in-law, Betty Cowan. Bud was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Clark Titus Jr, and Brad Reilly, his sister, Barbara Smith, sisters-in-law Irene Biehn, Mary Wright, and Betty Martin; brothers-in law, Dan Cowan, Bill Biehn, and Paul Wright.

Funeral services will be held at the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Chelsea on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A private burial will take place at Munith Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Munith United Methodist Church.



0 #8 Diane Carpenter 2019-04-15 22:10
Our sympathy and prayers to your family. Diane & Nick Carpenter
0 #7 Crise Earley 2019-04-15 17:27
Sending prayers to the Kitley Family. I remember many days at the Munith Rod and Gun club when we were all growing up. Sharing Memories with each other will help you thru these next days. God Bless all of you. Crise Earley (Ashbaugh)
0 #6 Larry Wilson 2019-04-15 15:08
He was a good man, honest, friendly, and a good companion. He will be missed.
Larry and Jane
0 #5 Brian Corwin 2019-04-15 14:40
Sorry to hear of Bud passing. He was one of the good ones! Keeping the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Brian and Patty
0 #4 Cecelia Winkle 2019-04-15 12:11
My heartfelt condolences to all of Mr. Kitley's family. May your hearts hold many years of happy memories of your love.
God Bless and comfort you.
0 #3 Sally-Richard Tarte 2019-04-15 00:38
Our deepest sympathy to the family.
0 #2 David Tifft 2019-04-14 20:41
We are very sad to hear about the passing of Bud - he was a very good friend to our family and our thoughts and prayers are with The Bud Kitley Fsmily.
David Tifft Family
0 #1 Ellen Smith 2019-04-14 12:51
Rod and I are keeping Connie, Pat, Chuck, Carl, and Dawn in our thoughts and prayers.ay the Lord wrap you in his arms.

Love, Rod and Ellen

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