December 4, 2022 ~ 11 Kislev 5783
Mitchell Netter, 92, passed away December 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by parents, Herman and Goldie Netter, his sister Irene Cohen Smith, and his brother Isaac Netter.
Mr. Netter was a loving husband, father, and “Paw Paw.” He is survived by his beloved wife of 75 years, Virginia, his son, Ronald L. Netter, Sr. (Pam), his daughter, Candy N. Harrison (Larry); four grandchildren, Mitchell Lee Netter (Jennifer), Brandon N. Harrison, Ronald Lee Netter, Jr. (Amber), and Kristen H. Luken (Chris); nine great-grandchildren, Max, Kayli, Kyle, Claire, Lynnlee, Knox, Carly, Eleanor, and Madison; and his sister Ella Bass Goodman.
Mitch was born and raised in Louisville, attended Male High School, where he played football, and is a member of the Male High School Hall of Fame. He was a member of The Temple Adath Israel Brith Shalom and a former member of the Jewish Community Center, where he was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Netter won the Louisville heavyweight division of the Golden Gloves Championship in 1949, representing the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (Y.M.H.A.). He went on to win the All-Southern Golden Gloves boxing title. He defeated the Indiana state champ in 1950. Mitch and his wife, Ginny, were award-winning ballroom dancers. Professionally, Mitch had a long, successful career in the wholesale produce business as co-owner of Netter Produce Company with his wife, Ginny.
A funeral service to honor Mr. Netter will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42, Louisville, KY 40241. Family and friends may visit The Temple from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The burial will be private at The Temple Cemetery.