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
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.
burial at Chesterton Cemetery will take place at a later date.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com