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Official Obituary of

Chris Whitesell

December 12, 1958 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Chris Whitesell Obituary

Chris Whitesell, 64, Dunkirk, died Thursday November 2, 2023 at The Waters of Dunkirk following a brief illness.  Born in Portland on December 12, 1958, he grew up in Dunkirk and graduated from Jay County High School in 1977.  He also received banking credentials from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Chris was a banker for 46 years; he began as a teller and was the current C.F.O. at Citizens State Bank of New Castle.  He was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church and Neighborhood Crime Watch.  He formerly belonged to the Dunkirk Developmental Corp. and Rotary Club of Hartford City.  Chris enjoyed doing yard work, watching NASCAR, traveling – including trips to Gatlinburg with Deb, and most importantly he loved being with family, his grandchildren and attending their activities. 

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Debbie Whitesell; daughters: Nicole Knoth (husband: Dave), Ft. Wayne, and Lauren Whitesell, Ft. Wayne; mother: Aloma Whitesell, Dunkirk; brothers: Danny R. Whitesell (wife: Carol), Dunkirk, and Mike Whitesell (wife: Brenda), Dunkirk; sister: Robin Hayden (husband: Kip), Dunkirk; brothers-in-law: Gorden Lowe (wife: Ginger), Clarence Lowe (wife: Marty), Alton Lowe (wife: Reba), Warren Lowe (wife: Jan), and Junior Price; sister-in-law: Jennie Henry (husband: Dick); grandchildren: Sydney, Abram, Chloe, and Ethan Christopher; nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father: Richard “Dick” Whitesell; in-laws: Raymond & Inez Lowe; sisters-in-law: Ruthann Lowe, Florene Lowe, and Sharon Price; nephews: Jarrod Whitesell and one who died in infancy.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2023 at Meacham Funeral Service with burial following at Dunkirk I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Visiting hours are Friday from 12 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana or The Dunkirk Foundation.

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November 10, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320

Funeral Service
November 10, 2023

2:00 PM
Meacham Funeral Service
648 W State St
Albany, IN 47320


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