Chesterton Tribune

Service set for William R. Mitchell

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William (Bill) R. Mitchell of Portage died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso. He was 67.

 Born April 13, 1941 in Danville, Ill., he was the son of the    late William D. and Eileen (Papke) Mitchell. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Marsha; children Vicki Myers (husband Mike) of Chesterton, William Steve Mitchell (wife Heather) of Portage and Bruce Mitchell of Portage; grandchildren Joshua, Jessica, Ryan, Amanda, Natalie and Cody; his buddy Simba; and sister, Donna Mitchell, of Portage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James “Butch” Mitchell.

 He was retired from U.S. Steel Systems Repair with 38 years of service.  He was a 23-year member of the Izaak Walton League of America and was on the State Board of Directors for the organization.

 Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage,  with Rev. Frederick Hoover officiating.  Cremation will follow at Heritage Crematory.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the funeral home.


Posted 2/3/2009