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Kaleb Dean BierbaumPassing: September 28, 2021


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 6th @ 10:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, October 5th @ 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Tunnelton Cemetery,

Wednesday, October 6th

MITCHELL – Kaleb Dean Bierbaum, 23, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at his residence.

Born August 29, 1998, in Bloomington, he was the son of Dean Bierbaum and Kara Kristine (Webb) Bierbaum.

He was a wastewater treatment operator at USG Gypsum.  Kaleb graduated from Stone City Christian Academy in 2016 and was of the Christian faith.  He loved to hunt, and enjoyed drag racing, and tractor pulling.  Kaleb was very mechanical and enjoyed working on things.


son, Edward Wendell Dean Bierbaum of Mitchell

parents, Dean Bierbaum of Bedford

              Kara Kristine Bierbaum of Mitchell

brother, Grant Leon Bierbaum of Bedford

maternal grandparents, Deborah Webb of Mitchell

                                       Ronald Swafford of North Vernon

paternal grandmother, Jane Bierbaum of Bedford                       

great-maternal grandmother, Darlene Swafford of North Vernon

great-paternal grandmother, Anna Mary Mathews of Bedford

aunts, uncles, and several cousins

His grandfather, Robert Bierbaum, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.   Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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23 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lisa kirkland | NC
    Date: October 6, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss!!!
  2. Guest: Ryan Chase | Bedford, IN
    Date: October 6, 2021
    Deepest condolences for your loss. I always enjoyed working with Kaleb at USG when I got the opportunity to do so. He will be missed. Sincerely, Ryan Chase
  3. Guest: Baylee Hays | SPRINGVILLE, IN
    Date: October 6, 2021
    I knew Kaleb from High School. He was super kind and funny. Prayers for his brother and family.
  4. Guest: Robert Hughes | Bedford IN 47421
    Date: October 6, 2021
    Sorry for your loss, prayers.
  5. Guest: Carri Harper and Tracy Boone | Mitchell
    Date: October 3, 2021
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss! If you need anything, anytime, we are right next door! Keeping you in our prayers
  6. Guest: Jamie Boone Pemberton | Bedford Ind 47421
    Date: October 3, 2021
    Kara i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son .May God bless you and your family and give you all comfort and peace in the days to come Love and hugs .
  7. Guest: Janelle duncan | Mitchell indiana
    Date: October 2, 2021
    My sincere condolences to the parents and the brother and everyone that was like a parent or close family friend to him.. I knew about him from my niece and nephews and my daughter going to the same school he did... prayers for the family in this time of great loss.. and for his son.. ur daddy is a great sweet man ... hugs buddy.....
  8. Guest: Sarah Sprague | Campbellsburg indiana
    Date: October 2, 2021
    Kaleb was an Angel. He truly changed my life for the better. I know he fought battles that weren’t his to fight, Now he doesn’t have to fight those battles . He’s completely healed, he won’t have to take medication the rest of his life ( that was one of his biggest fears) God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. He once told me “ paradise isn’t reached until we’re 6 foot down” today he is in paradise. He was a wonderful father to his little boy. It made me so happy to hear when they were together. Until we meet again my weirdo, I love you ❤
  9. Guest: Nancy Brock | Bedford ind
    Date: October 2, 2021
    So sorry dean
  10. Guest: Larry and Karen Lake | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: October 2, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers, Larry and Karen Lake
  11. Guest: Jamie Joe Harris | Fleming Island Florida
    Date: October 2, 2021
    Prayers for the family.
  12. Guest: Shayla Rainey | Bedford Indiana
    Date: October 2, 2021
    Kaleb was such an amazing daddy to our boy something I tried to thank him for often an absolutely amazing father !!! and he will be deeply missed everyday in our child’s life I pray for the rest of the family deeply and sincerely Edward had an amazing daddy and Ik you he will be watching over his gone and taken from us way to soon but he will spend an eternity with Jesus in heaven god called him home and now we just get to wait to see him again one day as I told Edward daddy is at peace.
  13. Guest: Rose Ellen Gregory | Bedford
    Date: October 1, 2021
    So sorry to hear such sad news! Praying for your family!
  14. Guest: Lora Jenkins Burris | Bloomfield, IN 47424
    Date: October 1, 2021
    My heart breaks for all of you. Prayers🙏🏼🙏🏼
  15. Guest: Missy Sears | Bedford
    Date: October 1, 2021
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to each and every one of you as you face this difficult time.
  16. Guest: Tammy Robertson | Bloomington In
    Date: October 1, 2021
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Kaleb, his brother, and father at the race track in Spencer last year. They were very nice.
  17. Guest: Kelly Magill | Mitchell IN
    Date: October 1, 2021
    Dean I am so sorry for your families loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers
  18. Guest: Alice Godsey | Springville In
    Date: October 1, 2021
    I remember Kaleb at SCCA. He was such a loving, kind, young man. So considerate to each and every person he came into contact with. He will be greatly missed.
  19. Guest: Jennifer Hiles | BEDFORD
    Date: October 1, 2021
    I had Kaleb for 1 year at SCCA. He was in my math class. I enjoyed watching his mind work "outside the box". Such a great loss! My love and condolences to the family!
  20. Guest: hannah williams | bedford, indiana
    Date: October 1, 2021
    I remember growing up with kaleb on the fair grounds yearly, I always looked forward to seeing what the bierbaum boys had been up to over the year since we didn’t get to see each other besides then. we always had some crazy fun going on or were stuffing our faces with some of the best fair food. he was an amazing young man who definitely has people that love and will miss him very much. my condolences to every single person in the family.
  21. Guest: Anyastasia Johnson-Brazzell | mitchell Indiana
    Date: October 1, 2021
    Kaleb was a very nice young man, i worked with him at McDonalds in Mitchell. I actually stole Kaleb's phone one night at got my now husband's number from him and that's how we started our relationship. Our first date was with Kaleb and Shayla, after Denny's we ventured over to Walmart where him & Wes had several lightsaber fights, we then normally went back to Kara's and then parted our ways until the next day! We were just kids having fun! Kaleb and me talked all the time I will most definitely miss his goof laugh & his personality forever! my heart goes out to his parents & brother & Eddie! I will forever hold all the memories we all had. I love you Kaleb & thank you for your memories & most importantly Thank you for being you ! love you bub!
  22. Guest: Morgan Duncan | Orleans, IN
    Date: October 1, 2021
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kaleb was always a very kind, polite, and sincere guy when dropping Edward off for daycare. He was a wonderful parent to him. Such a huge loss. Many prayers!
  23. Guest: Angela Shifflett | Mitchell
    Date: October 1, 2021
    So sorry for the passing of Kaleb, he was a friend of my grandson Ethan and my neighbor, my prayers are with you all, Angie Shifflett