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Services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

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Mitchell T.J. "Mitch" Dresbaugh, 68, of Logansport, passed away at 1:18 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Community Howard Regional Health Hospital, Kokomo.

Born July 1, 1947, in Hammond, he was the son of the late Theodore J. and Hazel (Hawkins) Dresbaugh.

He was married to Kathleen R. (Billerbeck) Dresbaugh on August 2, 1969, in Chesterton. She survives in Logansport.

Mitch was a veteran of the United States 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. He had also worked for Preferred Electronics and Houston Electronics.

Mitch was a member American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. Mitch was also a volunteer driver for the Veterans Administration.

Surviving with his wife are two brothers, Richard Dresbaugh of Wheatfield, IN and James Thompson of Washington State; a sister-in-law Mary Lou (Glenn) Cole of Valparaiso; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 p.m. EST Tuesday, June 14, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, where the Cass County Honor Guard will present a memorial salute at 4 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 15, from 3-7 p.m. CST, visitation hours will be held at the Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

On Thursday, June 16, a funeral service celebrating the life of Mitch Dresbaugh will be held at 11 a.m. CST, in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 West 100 North, Chesterton, with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, will follow in the Chesterton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans and the Shrines Hospitals for Children.

 

 

Posted 6/13/2016

 
 
 
 

 

 

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