September 9, 2013

Olden Mitchell

Olden D. Mitchell, 100, passed away on Sunday, September 8, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester, IN. Born in Boones Mill, Virginia on September 14, 1912, he was married to Myrtle Belle Hartgerink on June 18, 1940 until her death in 1997. He held a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Bethany Seminary, and served as a pastor in the Church of the Brethren for over 70 years, including serving as an interim pastor in a number of Northern Indiana churches, and serving as pastor for 11 years at Lincolnshire in Fort Wayne. He  is survived by his wife, Doris Miller, of North Manchester, IN, three children, Ronald (Audrey) of McConnellsburg, PA, Vernon of San Diego, CA, and Janet of Leo, IN, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, and his brother Floyd, as well as three step-children and their families. The memorial service will be held on Friday, November 29 at 2 pm at the Manchester Church of the Brethren.