We are sorry to hear of the passing of Bob Mitchler, a kindly gentleman who was a regular convention attendee along with his wife Helen.
Bob, a World War II Navy vet and a former Illinois state senator, is the father of newsletter editor and 2012 Oregon host John Mitchler. Bob attended five conventions and summited 11 highpoints starting with Wheeler Peak which he did in 1994 at the age of 74 when he was attending the New Mexico convention.
*‘Even as he got older, he was still a driving force’ – The Beacon-News
*Former State Senator Robert Mitchler Dies at 91 – Oswego Patch
*Photos: Remembering Former State Senator Robert Mitchler – Yorkville Patch
*Mitchler celebrates 90th birthday with family, canoe race – The Fox Valley Labor News (June 8, 2010) – His 90th celebrated with sons John and Kurt, floating down the Fox River in the 49th annual Mid-American Canoe & Kayak race.