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Frederick Alvin TruePassing: May 28, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, June 1st @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 1st @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, June 1st

MITCHELL – Frederick Alvin True, 72, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born August 15, 1949, in Bedford, he was the son of Alvin and Frances (Burton) True.  He married Evelyn VanTassel on June 5, 1971.

Fred graduated from Mitchell High School and received his Master’s Degree from Indiana State University.  He worked at Cummins in research and development and was proud of what he did.  Fred was a member of the Stone City Corvette Club.  He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and volunteered with the Bread of Life Food Pantry and the Spring Mill Bible Camp. 

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn True of Mitchell; children, Jennifer (Barry) Ransom of Bloomington and Philip (Michelle) True of Mitchell; grandchildren, Logan Gore, Lizzie Williams, Gabbie Carrico, Noah Ransom, Rieken Isom, Boston True, and Tucker True; great-grandchild, Ava Williams; and sisters, Wanda Rawnsley and Linda Kelley.

His parents; grandchildren, Hudson True and Kirk True; and brothers, Carlton True, Donald True, and Kenneth True preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with his friends Marc Fields and Tom Sowders officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Spring Mill Bible Camp

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Becky A Zielinski | Indianapolis
    Date: June 2, 2022
    Evelyn, we are so very sorry, to hear of the loss of your husband. I happened to be on FB, today and saw a post, that apparently your son or Kay had posted. Sweet memory picture of your husband, in young days with your 2 small children. I am including my sister, Nancy Spore Turner, when, I wrote, we, above, as, we both are so very sorry, for your loss. Becky Spore Zielinski
  2. Guest: Kathleen Fultz Davis | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: June 1, 2022
    I am so very sorry about Fred. Evelyn you and your family are in my prayers.
  3. Guest: Jerry Scoggan | Orleans, Indiana 47452
    Date: June 1, 2022
    God's Blessings my friend rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ
  4. Guest: Linda Gass | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 1, 2022
    I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s death. Prayers to all of his family.
  5. Guest: Donna Kendall | Mitchell
    Date: June 1, 2022
    I am so sorry for your loss. Fred was a truly good person. Love and comfort to you and your family.
  6. Guest: Earl and Renee Childress | Mitchell, In
    Date: June 1, 2022
    The kindest neighbors we've ever known. Truly a blessing to know both of you. I had so many conversations with Fred on his projects and was amazed at his creativity and willingness to help me with anything I needed. God bless and we're always here for anything. His spirit lives on in everyone's life he touched.
  7. Guest: Gary Bex | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: May 31, 2022
    Evelyn, sending you our condolences at this difficult time. Fred was a very kind and gentle person. Gaye and I still remember playing cards with you and Fred before we were married. Our prayers are with you and your family.
  8. Guest: Michael Fox | Westport, IN
    Date: May 31, 2022
    I worked with Fred from 1986 until his retirement from Cummins. He was a very talented and creative individual who was a joy to work with. I have fond memories of projects we did together. I don't think I have ever met a nicer person. My sincere condolences to his family.
  9. Guest: Glenda Ferguson | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: May 31, 2022
    Evelyn, Sympathy to you and your family. Many prayers and hugs.
  10. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: May 30, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
  11. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 30, 2022
    So very sorry Evelyn and family Gerry and Pauline Lagle
  12. Guest: Charles D Cooper | Mitchell
    Date: May 29, 2022
    Growing up together we were close friends. We always looked forward to spending Sunday afternoon at either his home or mine after church. Resting in the arms of our Lord, what a wonderful thought. Freddie, I will soon be with you. Your friend, Chuck
  13. Guest: Nonie Tague | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 29, 2022
    Sorry for you loss. Nonie
  14. Guest: Suzie Batchelor Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 29, 2022
    So very sorry for your loss! May God give you and your family strength and comfort for the coming days!
  15. Guest: Robin Wilson | Huron, In
    Date: May 29, 2022
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers, Love and Comfort to your family.
  16. Guest: Paula J Morris Williams | Liberty Township Ohio
    Date: May 29, 2022
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you Evelyn and family