Mitchell “Mitch” Hyden, age 70, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his home. Mitch was born on August 8, 1947 in Letcher, KY, a son of the late William Hyden and Hassie (Caudill) Hyden.
Mitch was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served his country. On June 3, 1967, Mitch married Martha Schmidtke, the love of his life, in Granite City, IL. Martha passed away on November 14, 2009. Mitch was a faithful member of City Temple in Granite City, IL. He retired as a manager from Nestle Corporation after many years of dedicated service. Mitch was a volunteer at City Temple food pantry and he enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. His greatest joy was spending time family. Mitch loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mitch was preceded in death by his son, John “Bubba” Hyden; brother, Gary Hyden; and by his brother-in-law, Mel Andrews.
Mitch is survived by his daughter, Ann McMahon of McLeansboro, IL; sisters, Beverly Andrews of Granite City, IL and Opal (Jerry) Mann of Ben Wheeler, TX; grandchildren, Jacob (Erin) Walling of Swansea, IL, Andrew (Caitlyn) Hart of El Paso, TX, Jacqueline Miller of Granite City, IL, Katie (Nathan Dillard) Miller of Granite City, IL, Madison Hyden of Roxana, IL, Alaina Madewell of North Carolina and Maris Madewell of East Alton, IL; great-grandchildren, Logan Gerkin of Granite City, IL, Jerzie Brooks of Granite City, IL and Ellie Madewell of North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Erica (Bob) Madewell of East Alton IL; son-in-law, Rudy Miller of Granite City, IL; special niece, Christine Andrews of Granite City, IL; as well as several other nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Memorial visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at City Temple, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Randle Copeland officiating.
Private family interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given to City Temple, Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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