Jack A. MitchenerApril 11, 1939 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 78)
Jack A. Mitchener, age 78, of Auburn passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center at Fort Wayne.
Mr. Mitchener was born in Auburn on April 11, 1939 to Robert and Donna Louise (Carper) Mitchener. Jack was a 1957 graduate of Auburn High School.
He married Mary Yingling on July 1, 1961 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn.
Mr. Mitchener worked for Messenger Corporation in Auburn for 43 years. Jack worked as a printer until 1980 and then he went out on the road working as a sales representative for Messenger until he retired in 2004.
He was a member of the DeKalb County Ducks Unlimited, the Auburn Conservation Club, he taught firearms training for 4H and he was a member of the Auburn Moose Lodge for over 50 years. Jack learned to love the outdoors growing up on Lake James where he was a member of the original Lake James Ski Club. He was a talented wood worker and enjoyed making hunting knives and spending time at Dink’s wood shop. He also collected fishing lures for many years. Jack was a long time blood donor for the Red Cross and he and Mary enjoyed traveling out east every summer. Most of all Jack enjoyed spending time with his family.
His wife of 56 years; Mary Mitchener of Auburn.
Daughter; Laurie Mitchener-Oncheck of Fort Wayne.
Brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Jim and Cheryl Ely of Waterloo.
Brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Rick and Susan Yingling of Fairmount, Indiana.
Several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Gene and nephew; Jason.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center in Auburn. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the mass at the church from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East Seventh Street in Auburn.
Officiating the funeral mass will be Father Timothy Wrozek of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn.
Burial will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Memorials may be directed to DeKalb County Duck's Unlimited, in care of Joni Blomeke, 2692 CR 14, Waterloo, Indiana 46793.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.