Donald “Mitch” Sorrell, 56

Donald M. "Mitch" Sorrell, 56, rural Roann, died at 12:23 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, at his home. He was born April 30, 1957, in Wabash, to Mearl "Chum" and Wilma (Little) Sorrell.

Mitch was a 1975 graduate of Northfield High School. He worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash as a foundry lab technician for 37 years. He married Paula L. Trainor on Dec. 27, 1986 in Peru. He was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ and was a drummer on the worship team. He was on the Wabash County Sheriff Reserve for 16 years. Mitch was a life member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the North American Hunting Club, and Buckmasters. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.  

He is survived by his wife, Paula L. Sorrell, Roann; two children, Brady (Adel) Sorrell,  Huntington, and Codie Lyn Sorrell, Roann; his mother, Wilma Sorrell, Roann, and granddaughter, Maddie Sorrell, Huntington; two sisters, Diana (Dave) Ditton, Roann, and Shawnee (Daryl) Drake, Farmersburg. He was preceded in death by a son, Lukas Sorrell, who died Dec. 4, 2005, and his father, Mearl "Chum" Sorrell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. St. Rd. 15, Wabash, with Michael Eaton officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Casa Por Christo Missions.

The memorial guest book for Mitch may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Feb 12