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John David Mitchell
August 26, 1945 ~ April 26, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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John David Mitchell, age 77 years, went to abide with his Heavenly Father on April 26, 2023, at his home with his family at his side.
He was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Plymouth, Indiana, to parents John V. and Gladys C.(Utter) Mitchell.
He graduated from Garrett High School in 1963, and from IPFW with two associate degrees.
He married Janice E. Shaffer on Feb. 12, 1966, in Garrett, Indiana.
He worked at G.E., Bauman Harnish, Warner Gear/Auburn Gear, Freudenburg-NOK,
Sumitomo Tooling, Auburn Clutch, and IPFW. His current employment was at PFW as an instructor of Engineering.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, instructing his students, camping and all sports.
He is survived by his loving wife, of 57 years, Janice E.; a son, Jeffrey David (Dorinda) Mitchell; sister: MaryJo Deihl; eight grandchildren, Bailey (Michael) Staal, Alexandra (Craig Jackson) Mitchell, Jacob (Mariah) Mitchell, Seth Mitchell and Samuel Mitchell; eight great-grandchildren, Beau, Beida, Ben, John Thomas, Isiah, Cadence, Kristin and Landon; and a great-granddaughter on the way.
“He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell Mitchell and Francis Mitchell (Brothers) and Jacob Eric Mitchell (Son).”
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, Indiana.
Services will be Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 1 p.m., at Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn, Indiana, with visitation one hour prior to services.
Burial will be at Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett, Indiana.
Memorials are to go to Lakewood Park Baptist Church or School.