Marvin E. Mitchell

May 27, 2014

Marvin E. Mitchell 90, of Lafayette and formerly of LaPorte, IN passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Creasy Springs Health Campus. He was born September 16, 1923 in Clarks Hill, IN to the late Goldie (Strain) and Benjamin Mitchell. Marvin graduated from Clarks Hill High School and attended Purdue University. In 1942, Marvin married Theresa E. Lowes in Clarks Hill. In 1976, he married Joanne E. Ward in LaPorte, IN and she preceded him in death in 2010. Marvin farmed for many years, was a truck driver and dispatcher for Ringle Truck Lines. He was also a manager with Bell Diamond Express, Inc., Signal Transport, Inc., Fisher Calo Chemical and Solvents and Keystone Service. He retired in 2000. Marvin enjoyed boating, fishing, outdoor cooking, handyman work, and going to The Blacksmith Shop restaurant in LaPorte. Special thanks go to Creasy Springs Health Campus Staff for their loving care and support.

Visitation and Services

A family graveside service will be held on June 4 at Whiteman Cemetery in Michigantown, IN. Those wishing may contribute in Marvin’s name to the Karsey Strong Foundation (Leukemia), Wabash Center of Lafayette (serving people with disabilities & special needs), or Serenity Hospice Foundation, Lafayette.

Survived by:

two daughters, Marji Schnell (husband Lee) of Houston, TX, Marilyn Ferguson (husband Richard) of Sarasota, FL; two sons, William (wife Karina) of Missouri City, TX, Richard (wife Susan) of Lafayette; a brother, Marion (wife Marilyn) of Sarasota, FL, a sister, Joy Ann McQuinn of Tipton. Eight grandchildren, Kiley, Karsey, Eric, Luke, Lara, Megan, Craig, and Brooke also survive as well as eleven great-grandchildren, Erik, Ethan, Sylvia, Margo, Emily, Lucy, Benjamin, Wyatt, Kendrick, Quincy and Simon.

Preceded by:

his wife, Joanne, parents and a sister Martha Harshbarger.


One Condolence for “Marvin E. Mitchell”

  1. Larry and Beverly Parker May 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Hello, Marji and family,
    We’re saddened by the passing of your dad and will remember his ready smile and eagerness to tell stories of his life. We looked forward to conversing with Marv when visiting The Legacy a few years ago. Mary Lou, 93, is physically healthy, gregarious, happy and comfortable in the Health Care Center. Like you and your family, we have found the entire Creasy Springs staff to be compassionate and attentive to the dementia patients’ needs. We’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Wishing you safe travel and many blessings,
    Larry and Beverly

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