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Service and visitation Tuesday for Robert 'Bob' Mitchell

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Robert (Bob) Mitchell, age 73, of Chesterton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 20, 2020.

He was born on April 7, 1946, to Russell and Esther Mitchell in Centralia, IL.

He graduated from Chesterton High school, then went on to join the United States Army, where he served in the medical unit at Fort Sam Houston during the Vietnam War. He married his high school sweetheart, Sandy (Ure) Mitchell. Together they had three children. They began Bob Mitchell Landscaping in 1978, eventually turning their hard work and dedication into multiple business ventures, including Mitchell Offices and Storage. One of the largest and most rewarding experiences was joining their business partners in the restoration of the local factory building on Broadway. He was a hard worker, making sure he accomplished something every day, until his last. But he also took time out to enjoy winters in Florida, with Sandy and their friends at the “swamp”. He loved his dogs, beers with friends, playing golf, working on his ‘57 Chevy Nomad and spending time at his shop. But most of all, he loved his family, and always did whatever it took to make sure they were taken care of.

He is survived by his mother, Esther Mitchell-Mapes; wife, Sandy Ann Mitchell; brothers, Kenneth (Dixie) Mitchell, Danny Mitchell and Fred (Carol) Mitchell; son, Shane (Sherri) Mitchell; daughters, Julie (Dave Kohler) Mitchell and Linsay Mitchell; grandsons, Bobby Mitchell and Billy Mitchell; and Hank Dawg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Mitchell; sister, Valerie Pittman-Mitchell; and grandson, Miles Mitchell.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #170, as well as the Moose Lodge #1623.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Private family burial at Chesterton Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Posted 2/24/2020




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