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Conrad Jay HouchinPassing: June 11, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, June 19th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, June 19th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, June 19th

MITCHELL – Conrad Jay Houchin, 76, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 1, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Clyde Ray and Helen Irene (Simpson) Houchin.

Conrad was a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was self-employed as a handyman.  Conrad was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.  He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club and enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting; especially with his grandchildren.  He was well known for the candy he made at Christmas.

Surviving are his children, Jennifer Gerkin of Mitchell and Jason (Callie) Houchin of Ellettsville; grandchildren, Gage Webster, ValarieAnne Gerkin, Seth Houchin, and Olivia McPherson; siblings, Sandra Kay (Russ) Enfield of Elkhart, Donna Fay Graves of Mitchell, Richard Lee Houchin of Mitchell, and Paul Wayne Houchin.

His parents; grandson, Allen Jay Houchin; and siblings, Ronald Ray Houchin, Sharmaine Louise Sneed and Peggy Joyce Froman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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11 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Kathy Staley | Oolitic
    Date: June 19, 2023
    I have so many wonderful memories with my cousin growning up; climbing trees, playing hide and seek at his childhood home on Rabbitsville Rd. Connie was such a sweet, loving guy. He will be missed by many. RIP, Connie... it's not good-bye... see ya later! Love and prayers for the family.
  2. Guest: Terry Wood Naftzger | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2023
    Conrad was always so special to me. We went to the prom many years ago and we had so much fun; and man he could dance. Wish I could be there Monday but can’t make it. You all have my thoughts and prayers 🙏
  3. Guest: Angie Mercer | Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2023
    I have many good memories of Conrad. His family lived next to my Aunt Louise Baugh. Lots of summer fun when we were kids. I am sad to hear of his passing.
  4. Guest: Jennifer Gerkin | Mitchell IN
    Date: June 14, 2023
    Our thing was going fishing, he was my buddy he had suffered too long but still a shock ,you will be missed pop!
  5. Guest: Jennifer Gerkin | Mitchell in
    Date: June 14, 2023
    My dad had a lot of friends that he cared about, he had suffered for to long but still a shock. He was my fishing buddy!you will be missed pop I love you.
  6. Guest: Barbara Bloecher | Louisville, Ky
    Date: June 13, 2023
    Linda Ragsdale is right....what a great dancer...what a great guy.
  7. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: June 13, 2023
    Gone but not Forgotten. I always enjoyed talking to him about gardening. Until we meet again Fly High .
  8. Guest: Debra (Chapman) Russell | Orleans Indiana
    Date: June 13, 2023
    I’m so sorry for the families. I will be praying for you all. Dickie, Donna I will not be able to attend the funeral I’m will be having surgery that day I will be thinking of you all. ♥🙏
  9. Guest: Jamie Parker Philpott | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 13, 2023
    Jason & Jennifer, Im sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  10. Guest: Carol (Cole) Hackney | Wylie Texas
    Date: June 13, 2023
    My deepest condolences to Conrad's family.
  11. Guest: Linda Ragsdale Ingram | Bedford In
    Date: June 13, 2023
    What a great guy! The BEST dancer ever!