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Walter Edward MesaroshPassing: June 16, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, June 21st @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, June 21st @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, June 21st

MITCHELL – Walter Edward Mesarosh, 88, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024 at Mitchell Manor.

Born March 21, 1936, on Rabbitsville Road in Mitchell, he was the son of Andrew and Dorothy (Keynon) Mesarosh. He married Pernie E. (Houchin) Reynolds on April 4, 1956, and she preceded him in death October 31, 2005. He later married Charlotte Geneva Stiegman on June 25, 2006, and she preceded him in death May 8, 2023.

Walter retired from Local 135; had been a truck driver for Mitchell Transport; and had done construction.  In 1978 he started Shade Tree Auto Parts. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Bedford Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  Walter was known for his garden and loved tending to it.

Survivors include his sons, Gary (Lee Ann) Mesarosh of Mitchell and David (Becky) Mesarosh of Mitchell; step-son, Michael (Sue) Reynolds of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kit (Ashley) Mesarosh, Kory Mesarosh, Michael (Lisa) Reynolds, Tammy (Carl) Kesterson, Paul (Melissa) Sparks, Pat Sparks, Cindy (John) Porter, and Mark Hackney; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Florence Andrewcy of Bedford, Albert Mesarosh of Mitchell, and Henry Mesarosh of Tennessee.

His parents; wives; son, Greg Mesarosh; step-children, LaDonna Sparks and Jerry Reynolds; grandson, Lonnie Reynolds; siblings, Andy Mesarosh, Johnny Mesarosh, Joseph Mesarosh, Lena Mesarosh, William Mesarosh, Charles Mesarosh, Lillian Abrego, and James Mesarosh, preceded him in death.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dewight Kruger officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 250 and VFW Post 9107.

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

Memorial Contributions:  Bedford Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Randy Pridemore | Santa Fe, TN
    Date: June 22, 2024
    Gary: I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. Also sorry we haven't kept in touch throughout the years. I think about you often.
  2. Guest: Becky | Mitchell Ind.
    Date: June 21, 2024
    Dave and Family As I travel to my destiny. Our memories we'll always keep. They're in our hearts and soul. God placed them there forkeeps. Prayers and love
  3. Guest: Cathy Brewer | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 21, 2024
    Gary, Lee Ann, and all, I am so sorry to hear of Walter's passing. Of all the Keynon grandchildren, I am the youngest girl. All of my cousins were 15 to 20 years older than me. Gary, your mom and dad used to come and visit my mom ,Lillian, and dad Elmer on Meridian Rd. We were very little then. My husband Greg, has just had surgery. I have to stay home with him. Otherwise I would pay my respects in person. Give my love to Albert, Henry, and Flo. Walter was always a good guy.
  4. Guest: Richelle Pemberton-Onley | Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 19, 2024
    My sincere condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Walter as I grew up down the road from him and Pernie.
  5. Guest: Debbie Kern | Bedford Indiana
    Date: June 19, 2024
    Sorry for your loss David, sending much prayers for you and your family.
    Date: June 18, 2024
  7. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: June 18, 2024
    I am so sorry for your loss. Walter was a great friend of our family for as long as I can remember ❤ 💙 My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
  8. Guest: Melanie Roberts | Mitchell
    Date: June 18, 2024
    Sorry to hear about your dad, Gary & Kit, your grandpa. You should celebrate having such a good man in your life. Love you guys! Take care.
  9. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell
    Date: June 18, 2024
    Dave........So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. God has given him a long life. My prayer is that God will comfort your family during this time of loss. Chuck