Robert Erwin Mitchell

robert mitchell

May 23, 1924 ~ September 6, 2023

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Taylorville, Illinois

Robert Erwin Mitchell, born in Chicago on May 23, 1924, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Taylorville, IL on September 6, 2023.

A loving father to Alfred “Fred” and Robert Mitchell; father-in-law to Cheryl Mitchell; grandfather to Stephanie Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Steven Mitchell and Grace Mitchell; great-grandfather to Olivia Hadley, Claire Hadley, Matthew Jeffers and Marissa Jeffers; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Robert dearly loved his family and was preceded in death by his wife Marian (Filson) Mitchell in 2012.  A long-time member of Hope Lutheran Church in Chicago, Robert was a devout Lutheran and attended church wherever he lived.  A US Navy veteran of WWII, Robert was also active in the Destroyer Escort Sailor’s Association (DESA) where he met many good friends.  One of the recent highlights of his life was a trip to Washington D.C. with other WWII veterans with Honor Flight (Chicago).  While he spent his final days in Taylorville, he previously resided at Luther Village in Arlington Heights, in Tucson, Arizona, and in New Lenox, IL.  As a professional electrical engineer, Robert participated in the construction of many buildings in downtown Chicago and worked well into his 80s.

He leaves a legacy of humor, friendliness and love to his family and friends.  He will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.  A memorial service in Taylorville, IL will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Honor Flight Chicago (, 9701 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

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Graveside Ceremony: September 11, 2023 2:30 pm

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Robert Erwin Mitchell 's name.

Honor Flight Chicago

9701 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 310




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