In Memoriam: Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi (May 18, 1999 – Jan. 11, 2023)

February 2023 Posted in Obituary

Mitchell Kuenzi

Mitchell Daniel Kuenzi of Silverton, Oregon passed away in an automobile accident on Jan. 11, 2023 at the age of 23.

Mitchell was born May 18, 1999 in Silverton, Oregon and lived his whole life in Silverton.

He was a 2019 homeschool graduate of ORCA and was currently attending Chemeketa Community College. Mitchell was on his last term at Chemeketa and had plans to go on and study at a university for his passion in political science and also minor in business.

While attending Chemeketa full time Mitchell worked as a checker at the Silverton Roth’s Fresh Market. He so enjoyed his experiences and friendships he made while working at Roth’s. Mitchell met his girlfriend Grace while working at Roth’s, fell in love and enjoyed their adventures, trips and long talks.

While growing up Mitchell spent a lot of time with his special grandparents, Dan and Pat Haak in Mill City. They built things together, took bike rides, fished in Alaska, talked about everything. Grandpa is who taught Mitchell the art of teasing and debating! Mitchell’s younger brother Chandler will dearly miss his older brother and all their activities they did together, the brotherly advice they gave each other and the plans that were in store and the ones that were yet to be made.

Mitchell enjoyed skiing and golfing with his Dad & Brother and rooting for the Packers and the San Francisco Giants.

Mitchell had a big heart, loved to help and cared about others. Mitchell was a pleasure to be with, hanging out with friends and helping family. To know Mitchell is to love him. He will always be missed and carried in our hearts.

He is survived by his parents, Rodney Kuenzi (Connie) and Denise Haak Kuenzi; brother, Chandler Kuenzi; grandfather, Dan Haak, and recently deceased grandmother, Pat Haak; deceased grandfather, John Kuenzi and deceased grandmother, Marlene Kuenzi; stepsisters, Kendall Bean (Wally) and Keri Ward (Cody); and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Mitchell’s motto in life was to “bring happiness and bring it to others.” He would challenge you to do the same.

Funeral services for Mitchell were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Silverton on Jan. 28, 2023. Private Graveside services were held at Valley View Cemetery, Silverton Oregon.

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