After a strong and courageous battle with leukemia, Mitch Evans McArtor passed away peacefully in his home snuggling his pups Butch & Sundance, surrounded by friends & family. He was born to local entrepreneur, Kathy “Kay” Evans McArtor and Gazette printer, Jack McArtor on May 8, 1961 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
An outdoorsman to his core, Mitch would fill any extra time he had hunting, fishing, trapping, and kayaking with many close friends. He also enjoyed cooking for his friends and family to enjoy. Mitch loved to be around his people and would regale them with his detailed stories. He was never shy and would always be the first to crack a joke, rattle off an obscure trivia fact or quote his favorite movie lines. You could say that Mitch’s apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as he, like his parents, was blessed with the gift of gab.
Mitch married the love of his life, Lora, in Vegas on February 27, 2015.
Mitch is predeceased by his adoring parents, grandparents, and his aunt, Diane Evans. He is survived by his wife, Lora Holland McArtor; sister, Jackie Hernandez McArtor; step-daughters, Erin Doyle & Leah McFarlane; grandchildren: Reid, Matthew, Wyatt, Emma, & Ryan; nieces, Tori Coffman & family, and Laci Carlson & family; uncle, Cliff “Butch” Evans & family; Aunt Carol; and niece, Sabria Baumgartner.
A public visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom on Friday, June 10, 2022, 2:00-4:00pm. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at 4:00pm at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for Mitch Evans McArtor, under the video tab starting at 4:00 on Friday, June 10th.
In lieu of flowers, Mitch requested donations be made to Cedar Valley Humane Society in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.