Robert L. Mitchell

June 18, 2024

Robert L. Mitchell, 94, of Frankfort, died June 18, 2024 at Wesley Manor.  He was born August 19, 1929 north of Jefferson in Clinton County, Ind. to George Virgil & Frieda Pauline (Wright) Mitchell.  He married Wilma Jean Coffman on April 17, 1949 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2018.

Bob attended Frankfort schools and was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 until 1954 during the Korean War.  He worked with the Frankfort Schools, Ushco Manufacturing, Stark & Wetzel and retired in 1982 from Del Monte as a production supervisor for 28 years.  Bob was honored by Mayor McBarnes with a Key to the City and October 15th was declared National Robert Mitchell Day.  He was a life member of the Marine Corps League and the Moose Lodge. Bob was also a member of the American Legion and the First Church of the Nazarene in Frankfort. He served as a Reserve Deputy with the Clinton County Sheriff Dept. for 15 years.  Bob was a crossing guard for the Frankfort Schools, and retired from that at the age of 92. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, bowling, puzzles, playing euchre and he and his wife never missed a sporting event of their grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 10-12 Noon, Monday, June 24, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 12 Noon at the funeral home with Pastor Gordon Smith officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be in Jefferson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, 258 1/2 Fourth St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Son: Robert L. (Michele) Mitchell II of Thorntown, 6 Grandchildren, Joey (Becky) Mitchell, Jana (Eric) Doyle, Bethany (Mitch) Williams, Brooke (Kyle) Wittgren, Madison Burgess and Brett Burgess and 8 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and spouse, he was preceded in death by brothers, Max Mitchell and Morris Mitchell and sisters, Charlotte Large and Marilyn Tinchner.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Robert L. Mitchell”

  1. Jenny Smith June 18, 2024 at 6:22 pm

    So saddened to see Bob’s obituary. What a great man he was. I can only imagine the celebration going on in heaven right now. The reuniting of Bob and Jean. Oh what a glorious sight. To the Mitchell family, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers in all the days to come. Bob was my very first boss. It was at Woodside school. He was a great boss. I fell asleep on break and Bob let me sleep. His love for his family and all the children in the community was phenomenal. Rest In Peace Bob…… I love ya !!!!!

  2. Terri Large June 18, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    The Mitchell family & community of Frankfort have lost an awesome man. I have lots of great memories of Uncle Robert & Aunt Jeanie! Love & prayers to you Bobby.

  3. Susan Robinson June 18, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    I worked with Bob for several years in the Frankfort schools. He was such a kind and caring man. Always had a smile and kind word for everyone. I saw him at the Manor a few months ago and that friendly smile was still there. Job well done Bob.

  4. Star Fallahay June 18, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Bob and Michele,
    I’m sorry to hear about your dad Bob. From the sounds of it he had a full, happy 94 years. He was certainly well loved & respected by many.

  5. Mindy Merrifield June 18, 2024 at 10:15 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Bob and family. He sounds like an amazing man, husband, father, and grandfather. May you all feel God’s comfort and peace during this time and in the days to come.

    Tim, Mindy, and Ruby Merrifield

  6. Robbie & Kim June 19, 2024 at 12:03 pm

    Bob & Michele & Family, we are so sorry for your dad’s passing. Words don’t ever rise high enough to soothe the pain from a loss this deep. Our hearts are focused on you and the family. We love you.

  7. John & Darla Large June 19, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss.. it was a gain for him to go to heaven, he is so healthy now! Bob was a great guy! Prayers for family and friends. Love be & God Bless You All!!

  8. Jason Forsythe June 19, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    Bob was an awesome individual! Very sorry to hear of his passing! Always enjoyed our chats while he was working at Suncrest school as a crossing guard! Such a great family! Prayers to all!!!

  9. Jan Kersey June 19, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    Bob, sorry to read about the loss of your father. What a good life. Jan Kersey

  10. Suellen Myers June 19, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    We loved Bob & Jean. They left precious memories with us from the times we would meet them for breakfast. Bob’s desire in these last months was to see his savior in a glorious place & to see his sweetheart, Jean. His journey on earth is ended in faithful victory. What an example of Christian living for us! May Bob & Jean’s prayers continue to be answered for their much loved family. Chris & Suellen Myers

  11. Loren Hanisch June 20, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    Mr. Robert Mitchell, Will always remember your hospitality and your friendship in my short stay at Del Monte in Frankfort . God Bless You and Yours, Sincerely Loren Hanisch

  12. Bradley Shaw June 20, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Sounds like he was an incredible man , who lived an incredible life. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Bob .

  13. Doug Montgomery June 24, 2024 at 6:36 am

    Bob was a great Marine and friend. Always a pleasure to see his woodworking projects of which he made several for me and my family to remember him by. Bob was the definition of the Marine Corps Motto, “Semper Fidelis” as he was always faithful in life to his beloved soul mate Jean, his family and to those he called friend.
    Semper Fi Brother!

  14. Jane and John Walker June 26, 2024 at 9:00 am

    To the Mitchell family. I worked with Bob and Jean while working at the Police Department, they were very dedicated crossing guards and the kids really enjoyed them. I know this is a big loss for you guys, you have our sincere sympathy. My husband, John also worked with Bob at Delmonte.
    Sorry I missed the viewing. I didn’t see it until it was too late.

    Love and prayers,

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