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Ralph Herman KingPassing: August 29, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 1st @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, September 1st @ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, September 1st

MITCHELL – Ralph Herman King, 80, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at his home.

Born February 11, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph and Lucille (Owen) King.  He married Linda Marie Stephenson June 11, 1966.

Herman retired from General Motors.  He graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.  Herman loved being with his family and being outdoors, especially mowing.  He enjoyed his motorcycle and was excellent at woodworking.

Linda King of Mitchell
Rogi King of  Florida
Dr. Stephen King of Mitchell
Kelly (Monty) Pritchard of Bedford
Alex Marie Tomlinson
Andrew Tomlinson
Luke King
Justus King
great grandchildren,
Zeppelynn Tomlinson
Winston Tomlinson    

His parents and brother, Merlin King, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Mitchell Wesleyan Church

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32 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Becky Taylor Mayabb | Springfield Mo
    Date: September 12, 2020
    Stephen, so sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers for your family
  2. Guest: Kathy (Green) Baker | Santa Fe, TX
    Date: September 3, 2020
    My deepest sympathies for your families loss. It is never easy. Prayers of comfort and peace for you all. Kathy
  3. Guest: Marla (Melton) salazar | Mitchell
    Date: September 1, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss steve and kelly .you and the family are in my prayers .may god wrap his loving arms around you and keep you safe Marla Salazar And family
  4. Guest: Martin & Gail Miller | Indianapolis IN
    Date: September 1, 2020
    We were very sad to hear of Herman's passing. Our family was enriched to know Herman, Linda and the family. Herman was a great role model for our sons and other young men in our church. Linda, Steve, Kelly and all the family: we pray for comfort for you during this difficult time.
  5. Guest: Fred Butch Patton | Bloomington, Indiana 47403
    Date: September 1, 2020
    My sympathy to Kelly, my barber and her family. I worked with Herman at GM. He was a great guy and I know all will miss him.
  6. Guest: Kent and Brenda King | ind.
    Date: September 1, 2020
    Linda So sorry about Herman's passing. worked with him and were good friends for years. he will be missed. prayers for you and the family.
  7. Guest: Beth Brady | Clearwater, Fl
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Dr. King and family,you are in the thoughts and prayers of all the staff here at ULAN as well as your fellow practitioners all over the USA. Our sincerest condolences at this time of your loss.
  8. Guest: Seth Burris | Bedford Indiana
    Date: August 31, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man.
  9. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Linda, Steve, and Kelly, so very sorry, Herman was such a nice man, praying for comfort during this sad time. Gerry and Pauline Lagle
  10. Guest: JoAnn Hinton | Marion, IN
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Keith and I are sincerely sorrowful for your loss. We have fond memories of wonderful meals at your home and serving the Lord together at Mitchell Wesleyan Church. May the comfort and strength that only Jesus provides be yours until you are reunited again around God’s throne in Heaven! You are loved and in our prayers!
  11. Guest: Sue (Pridemore) Conolty | Largo fl 33774
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Linda & family, so saddened to read of Herman's passing, Know that God's mercies and loving arms are wrapped around all of you at this difficult. Praying for comfort. Sue (Pridemore) Conolty & Pearl (Pridemore) Keller.
  12. Guest: Brenda Willoughby | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Kelly, Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family!
  13. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Linda, Steve and families - So very sorry for the loss of your husband/dad but you had the blessing of Herman in your family - may The Good Lord give you His comfort and peace at this sad time..
  14. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) WILCOXEN | SPRINGFIELD, MO
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Another Huronite has gained his wings. R.I.P. Herman.
  15. Guest: Herman and LaVona Donica | Eustis, Florida
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Sending our love and prayers to his beautiful family. So sorry for your loss. He was a great person.
  16. Guest: Randy Dalton | Crossville TN 38555
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Our sympathy and prayers are with you all. Herm was a great guy. We are going through Hospice with mom right now, so we understand how hard and trying this can be. So thankful that Herm knew and served the Lord well, and now is with Him- where we all were created to be as His children. May you find great strength and help in this time of need through Jesus and the blessed Holy Spirit. Phillipians 4:6-7 , John 14:1
  17. Guest: Rusty D. Henderson | Tucson AZ.
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Linda sorry for your loss 😢 Herman was a Great man I appreciated him and you for all your services for the Lord. Herman was always willing to help anyone he could. And he helped me out a few times needing to use his trailer. I was very thankful. And I enjoyed talking motorcycles with him. Even though we never got to take a ride together.
  18. Guest: Butch & Nellie Chastain | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 31, 2020
    Linda, Butch and I are so sorry that Herman passed. Knowing that he is okay, please know that our love and prayers are with you and your family. 💗
  19. Guest: Larry Moffatt | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 31, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Herman's passing. He was a good man. My condolences to the family.
  20. Guest: Jim & Carolyn Deckard | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 31, 2020
    So sad to hear of Herman’s passing. We both worked with him at GM, was a great guy to work with. Prayers for your family.
  21. Guest: Michele Super | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 31, 2020
    The Super's are praying for the King family. We love you all so much. Herm inspired so many people. He's in Heaven with my Momma and they are having a ball, I'm sure.
  22. Guest: Tom and Shirley Pinnick | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: August 31, 2020
    So sorry Linda and family to hear of Herms passing. He was such a special friendly man. So loved by many. Gods comfort during this difficult time.
  23. Guest: Missy (Williams)Tanksley | Loogootee, IN
    Date: August 31, 2020
    I am so sorry to hear of Herman's passing. He was an awesome, fun-loving, sweet man. I loved spending time with your family when Kelly and I were younger. My prayers go up for all of you. Rest in peace Herman. ❤
  24. Guest: Larry and Connie McNeal | Dade City Florida
    Date: August 30, 2020
    Herman a long working friend at GM and long friend .we had the best of time with when took our trip out west. The memories we will never forget.God Bless,prayersfor your loss
  25. Guest: Jimmy and Stephanie Chastain | Mitchell, In.
    Date: August 30, 2020
    We’re so sorry to hear of the passing of Herm. Prayers to you and your family.
  26. Guest: Harold Howell | Greenacres, FL
    Date: August 30, 2020
    Love and prayers for the family!
  27. Guest: Cynthia Delaney Peters | Bedford, In 47421
    Date: August 30, 2020
    I am very sorry to hear of Herman's passing. I thought a lot of this man. Always so pleasant. He will be missed. Prayers for his family and friends.
  28. Guest: Peg & Terry McCameron | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: August 30, 2020
    Linda and family, Terry and I often thought of you both, even tough we had not seen you much in the last few years , we thought of you as some of the nicest people ever to be around, So sorry for your great loss , Herman will be missed,
  29. Guest: Kristy Brewer Evans | Mitchell IN
    Date: August 30, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. Herman was a great guy and will be missed by many.
  30. Guest: Terry and Connie Simpson | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 30, 2020
    So sorry to hear this Linda. Herman was a special person.
  31. Guest: Sherry King Brooking | IND
    Date: August 30, 2020
    I am so sorry Linda I worked with Herman he was my hot metal driver.He was my late husband's cousin the called him Plug my heart goes out to you
  32. Guest: A friend | Tx
    Date: August 30, 2020
    I am so sorry for the loss of Herman, he was an amazing man who always made everyone feel welcome and loved. He will be greatly missed