Judith E. "Judy" Stinemetz, 77, of Winamac, IN

Judith E. “Judy” Stinemetz, 77, of Winamac, IN passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2020 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac.  She was born on August 30, 1942 in Winamac to the late Harold and Iris Fern Kersey Shannon.  Judy graduated from Winamac High Schooligh High Sch in 1961.  On June 23, 1984 Judy married George Joseph Stinemetz. George survives.

Judy was retired from Pulaski Memorial Hospital after 37 years. She had worked as the Dietary Manager and Environmental Services Manager.  She was currently employed at Refined in Winamac.

She had a lifelong history as a volunteer.  Judy managed the food pantry at Pulaski County Human Services, and served on the Hospital Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary . She had served as bartender and bar manager at the Winamac Moose for many years. She was a member of the Eagles in Winamac. Judy was active in the Winamac High School Alumni organization. She was active in Republican Party politics in Pulaski County and had served as an election officer for many years. She often volunteered for fund raisers in the community. Judy received the HJ Halleck Community Service Award in 2015.

Judy enjoyed raising flowers, playing cards and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was a wonderful caregiver to her husband George.


She is survived by:

George Stinemetz,  Husband

Burke (Sonya) Tarble Lt Col, Retired, Son

Brenda (Robert Coble) McIntosh, Daughter

Gerry Jo (Kenny) Whitehead, Daughter

Missy Rehm, Daughter

Susan (Paul) Stearns,   Daughter

Mike Stinemetz, Son

14    Grandchildren

16    Great Grandchildren

Joan Ryder, Sister

Jack (Brenda) Shannon, Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Harold  and Iris Fern Kersey Shannon, Parents

Daniel Reedy, Grandson

Alivia Stahl Great-grand Daughter

Julia Shannon Sister

Betty McCord, Sister

Janet Willis, Sister

Jerry Shannon, Brother


Visitation will be  from 3-8 PM EST on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Funeral services will be at 11 AM EST on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Michelle White officiating.

Burial will be in the Mt. Zion-Franklin Township Cemetery in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Daniel Reedy.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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