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Local services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

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Mitchell T.J. “Mitch” Dresbaugh, age 68, of Logansport, IN, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Kokomo, IN.

He was born July 1, 1947, in Hammond, IN, to Theodore J. and Hazel (Hawkins) Dresbaugh.

On August 2, 1969 he married Kathleen R. Billerbeck in Chesterton, IN.

Mitch is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen R. Dresbaugh of Logansport, IN; brothers, Richard Dresbaugh of Wheatfield, IN, and James Thompson of Washington State; sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Glenn) Cole of Valparaiso, IN; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Hazel Dresbaugh.

Mitch was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving four years, including time spent in Vietnam from 1965-1966. His death was a result of his service to his country from health concerns related to his exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. He was retired from General Telephone and had also worked for Preferred Electronics and Houston Electronics. Mitch was a member of the American Legion and he was also a volunteer driver for the Veterans Administration. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 West 1100 North, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating. Interment will follow at Chesterton Cemetery with Military honors.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Logansport, IN, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 15, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 6/14/2016





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