Robert G. Mitchel, 86, a Marshall County resident, formerly of Edwardsburg, died at Mayflower Care Center, 309 Kingston, Plymouth, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, at 10:27 p.m. Robert died following a lengthy illness. A resident of Mayflower for the past two years, he had resided at Shady Rest, Plymouth from 1992 to 1998.
Born the son of Walter G. and Louise Zillmer Mitchel, on January 15, 1913 near Bremen, Ind., Robert attended a country school near the St. Joseph County line.
On August 1, 1937, Robert and Estella E. Nettrouer were married. Estella preceded him in death in 1961. On May 15, 1971, Corene Durdin Williamson became his wife. Corene Mitchel now resides in Edwardsburg, Michigan.
A farmer, during World War II, Robert worked at the Bendix Missile Plant At the age of 74, he retired as a groundskeeper from the Four Lakes Country Club, Edwardsburg.
His hobbies were vegetable and flower gardening and he was a member of the Apostolic Christian faith.
Robert is survived by his wife, Carene and five children. They are, daughters, Treva E. and Larry Norman, Plymouth, Mary E. and Charles Schraer, Illinois, and Martha and Bruce Ringenberg, Ohio. His sons are Carl G. Mitchel, Plymouth and John of Argos.
Five step-daughters also survive: Ivon Guerrero, Chicago, Brenda Mast and Carolyn Dunither, both of Elkhart, Mary Dyhouse, Florida and Arline Heath, Arkansas. One step-son, Edward Williamson, Edwardsburg, Mich. also survives together with six grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Ester Kuchel and her husband, Joe of LaPorte, and Fern Hirstein of South Bend survive as well, together with two brothers, Herbert Mitchell, Walkerton and Harmen Mitchel, Lake Wales, Florida.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, three brothers and one sister: Harold, Raymond and Edgar Mitchel and Ruth Stansberry.
Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the JOHNSON-DANIELSON FUNERAL HOME, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Graveside rites at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Indiana, will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial gifts in Robert’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.