Mitch would have never ever left us all intentionally. This was a terrible mistake that cost him his life. Please help us raise money to pay for Mitch’s student loans. My parents co-signed on them and are obligated to pay them back now. Mitch was about to graduate with his finance degree and was going to pay them off himself. Now my parents are not only trying to get through the death of their son, but also have $100k+ of student loan debt to deal with. When your family member dies, the last thing you should have to think about is the financial aspect. It’s so unfortunate and we would greatly appreciate any support to help my parents through this extremely sad, challenging time. Thank you all so much. We love you.
Mitch was so proud to be a dog dad to Zeus and spoiled him with toys and treats and love. He rescued Zeus when he was 4 months old from being malnourished and neglected. They told Mitch that Zeus’s ears wouldn’t ever stand up because he hadn’t been pet enough as a pup, but Mitch sure proved them wrong and gave Zeus all the loving. Just look at Zeus’s Batman ears today.
When Mitch wasn’t at his full time job or his night classes at IUPUI to finish his finance degree, he loved spending time with his mom and dad. He’d watch football games with his dad in the basement, and if football wasn’t on they’d find another sport to watch together. He also loved just sitting with his mom by the fireplace in the family room. He’d watch whatever show or movie she wanted (especially Christmas ones) and loved spending this quality time with her.
Mitch was a Sigma Chi at Indiana University and took pride in being a Sigma Chi just as his father, grandfather and great grandfather before him. And when his younger brother and best friend Bear became a Sigma Chi, Mitch was elated. Mitch was also in the Kelley School of Business at IU, he followed his dad and older sister Meghan’s footsteps and of course Bear then followed suit as he’s in the Kelley school right now. The whole Lindgren family loves the Indiana Hoosiers!
Mitch’s life was so tragically cut short, he lived an amazing 23 years but we wanted 70+ more. He was so excited to be a husband, father, uncle, homeowner, and so much more.
Addiction is a terrible thing that can affect anyone, and unfortunately it found my brother. Mitch had the courage to reach out to his family 3 years ago when he knew he had a problem. He was addicted to heroin. It was a long, difficult, challenging struggle but he got back on the right track. He went to NA meetings, rehab and had so much love and support. We finally got our Mitch back about 2 years ago. He was almost 2 years clean. We were so proud of him, and the man he had become and all that he had overcome. He had a full time job and was taking night classes at IUPUI to finish his degree.
We had no idea that he had started using again a few weeks ago. Addiction is an illness and we will never know why it happened. What we do know is Mitch was the happiest we’d ever seen him. We just spent Thanksgiving break together Wednesday thru Sunday and had the absolute best time. We celebrated my dad’s birthday, went tree hunting (at 3 different places) Mitch helped mom decorate for Christmas and we went out to dinner as a family twice which we will always remember. Mitch and Bear stayed up until 5am playing video games and talking to each other the whole night before Mitch took Bear back to IU.
We are so thankful for the memories we have with Mitch, we just wish we were going to make so many more. Thank you all so much for your love and support.
- annie merritt
- Lisa Pindell and Mike Krasowski
- Jared & Sara Dishman
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