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Mitch Hampshire

November 9, 2021

Obituary

Mitchell “Mitch” Garman Hampshire, 60, died suddenly Thursday, November 4, 2021. Mitch was born June 30, 1961 in Kendallville, to R.D. Hampshire and Jane (Garman) Hampshire. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1979. Mitch married the love of his life, Angie Beth (Brinkman) on June 6, 1981 in Avilla. They raised their three children in the area.  The family recalled, with a smile on their faces, that he did not know a stranger and he was a jack of all trades. Mitch loved his family vacations in Florida, always meeting new people and connecting with them.  Mitch was a very active father coaching, umpiring baseball, and refereeing basketball. He was an avid sports fan, his teams were the Chicago Bears and Detroit Tigers. 
 Mitch had worked for Reliable Tool & Machine Co. as a supervisor for 26 years and then worked for LSC Communications (Courier) for the last 13 years in the crib area as a maintenance attendant. Mitch was a worker, always keeping busy; he was a past volunteer for the Avilla Fire Department and, for over 40 years, kept the American Legion Post 240 in Avilla clean and also bartended there.  Most recently you probably saw him selling sweet corn at the corner of 3 and 8.

Mitch is survived by wife of 40 years, Angie; children, Joel (Beth) Hampshire of Fishers, Ren (Tabitha) Hampshire of Avilla and Lacy (Tanner) Haley of Kendallville; Mother, Jane Hampshire of Kendallville; brothers, Andy (Kristin) Hampshire of Kendallville and Kirke Hampshire of California; grandchildren, Kiana, Taylen, Briella, Alexander, Eleanor, Theodore, Nevaeh, Griffin and Alex Brennan.
Mitch was preceded in death by his father, R.D. Hampshire in 2019; and a brother, Joel Hampshire in 1978. 

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Hite Funeral Home, 403 S Main St., with one hour of calling prior. Calling is also 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Avilla Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Avilla Baseball & Softball Association or Sons of American Legion Post 240 in Avilla.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 9, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 10, 2021

11:00 AM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, Indiana 46755

Burial
Wednesday
November 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Avilla Cemetery
Albion Street
Avilla, IN 46710

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