Fred H. "Mitch" Mitchell Sept. 11, 1944-May 15, 2018

Fred H. “Mitch” Mitchell

Fred H. “Mitch” Mitchell, 73, of La Porte passed away peacefully at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in his home.

He was born Sept. 11, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to Donald and Juanita (Holmes) Mitchell.

Mitch was a manager for Ridge Auto Parts, La Porte, for 25 years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR to see his favorite race car driver, Kyle Larson. He also enjoyed gardening, being in nature and visiting with his children. 

On Nov. 25, 1996, in La Porte, Indiana, he married Barbara J. (Griffith) Mitchell, who survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Paula (Tom) Torpy of Warsaw; step daughter, Jaime (Tom) Salas of Michigan City; step son, David (Christine) Klinedinst of Elkhart; seven grandchildren, Devin, Braxton, Adriana, Blake, Alana, Saige and Reece; and one great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents.

Cremation will take place. A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the family home, 911 Wright Ave., La Porte, Indiana 46350.

Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, La Porte, 219-362-3100 is caring for the arrangements. 

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Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Association, made to American Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 7262, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 in memory of Fred “Mitch” H. Mitchell.