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Michael Jay CanfieldPassing: July 20, 2020


Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Thursday, July 23rd @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, July 23rd @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, July 23rd @ 1:00 p.m.

MITCHELL – Michael Jay Canfield, 75, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020, at his home.

Born August 30, 1944, in Mitchell, he was the son of Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield.  He married Karen Sue Stafford November 20, 1963.

Mike retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center—Crane.  He enjoyed carpentry and playing music.  Mike was a member of the First Baptist Church and a 1962 graduate of Mitchell High School. He always had a well- manicured lawn and taught his grandkids how to mow.

Mike was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Karen Sue Canfield of Mitchell
Wendy Wilson of Mitchell
Eric Canfield of Bloomington
Zachary Canfield of Bloomington
Stephani Wilson of Mitchell
Matthew (Samantha) Canfield of Cloverdale
great grandchildren,
Ethan Roberts
Brielle Canfield
Bo Canfield of Bedford
Jeri Dotts of Mitchell 

His parents; son, Steven Canfield; and siblings, Charlene Dotts, Donald Canfield, Gwendolyn Passmore, Darryl Canfield, and Randy Canfield; preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Mitchell Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jim Clock | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 23, 2020
    We were very sorry to hear about Mikes passing. I’m not going to be able to the viewing and funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Gods Grace and Peace sustain you in this time of sorrow. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Jim and Debbie Clock
  2. Guest: Julie J. Hewetson | BEDFORD
    Date: July 23, 2020
    Dear Sue, So very sorry for your loss. You and Mike were the cutest little couple. I'll pray for you and your family during this difficult time.Please share my condolences with the kids. May you find peace.... Love, Julie
  3. Guest: Angie (Ball) Sneed | Mt. Pleasant, TX
    Date: July 22, 2020
    Wendy, So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. May God be close to you. Angie
  4. Guest: Beth Pattison | New Smyrna Beach
    Date: July 22, 2020
    Dear Sue and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your good memories will help sustain you in your grief.
  5. Guest: Vickie Lee | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 22, 2020
    Sue, very sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers for you and your lovely family. Vickie Parks Lee
  6. Guest: DeAnne Simpson Wade | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: July 22, 2020
    He was always smiling. You all are in my thoughts. Much love to you.
  7. Guest: Dennis Adams | Crane, TX.
    Date: July 22, 2020
    Sorry to hear of his passing. Blessed be
  8. Guest: Brandi Gladson | Bedford
    Date: July 22, 2020
    I remember uncle Mike used to let me ride his mower around the yard. I recall making homemade ice cream with him and aunt Sue on the deck. He always made me feel loved, wanted, and special. Each time we talked it was as if we spoke daily, no matter how much time had past since we saw each other last. He was so special to me and such a very important part of my life. I am thinking of you all. Please let me know if you need anything. Xo
  9. Guest: Dawna LaRoque | Helena Mt
    Date: July 22, 2020
    Eric, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandfather. Your Montana friends have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers
  10. Guest: Susan Chastain kay | Blaine, tennessee
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Sue and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a good man. He will be missed.
  11. Guest: Ron Chastain | McCordsville, IN
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Mike was a good friend in high school. He also was a good distance runner on the track team. RIP Mike.
  12. Guest: Heather Bennett | Mitchell in
    Date: July 21, 2020
    So sorry for your loss ! Prayers and thoughts are with you !
  13. Guest: Lynnette Brown | Richmond, IN
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Sue, My heart is so broken . So so sorry. Never forget all the things you both done for us. He was such a great caring man to everyone. An Wendy there are no words to say about your dad that you don't know he was the greatest. So sorry. Deepest sympathy for all the family. With Love, Lynnette
  14. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, MI
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Dear Sue, I'm so sorry about Mike. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
  15. Guest: Paula Williams | Fairfield Township Ohio
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Sue so sorry to hear of your loss.
  16. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Prayers for Sue and the family. Mike was a classmate and friend! So sorry for his passing!
  17. Guest: Jamie L Philpott | MITCHELL
    Date: July 21, 2020
    This makes my heart hurt. Mike and Sue have always been two of my favorite people. Sue & Wendy I love you both and my thoughts and prayers are with you both.
  18. Guest: PamelaVanzant | Lawrenceburg
    Date: July 21, 2020
    Dear Sue and family, We would like to send our sympathy to all of you, at this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Pam & Joe Vanzant