Obituary: Frederick Alvin True

August 15, 1949 – May 28, 2022

Frederick Alvin True, 72, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born August 15, 1949, in Bedford, he was the son of Alvin and Francis (Burton) True.  He married Evelyn VanTassel on June 5, 1971.

Fred graduated from Mitchell High School and received his Master’s Degree from Indiana State.  He worked at Cummins in research and development and was proud of what he did.  Fred was a member of the Stone City Corvette Club.  He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and volunteered with the Bread of Life Food Pantry and the Spring Mill Bible Camp. 

Surviving is his wife, Evelyn True of Mitchell; children, Jennifer (Barry) Ransom of Bloomington and Philip (Michelle) True of Mitchell; grandchildren, Logan Gore, Lizzie Williams, Gabbie Carrico, Noah Ransom, Rieken Isom, Boston True, and Tucker True; great-grandchild, Ava Williams; and sisters, Wanda Rawnsley, and Linda Kelley.

His parents; grandchildren, Hudson True and Kirk True; and brothers, Carlton True, Donald True, and Kenneth True preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Friends Marc Fields and Tom Sowders officiating.  The burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts can be made in Frederick’s memory to the Spring Mill Bible Camp.

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