Jesse Ray "Popeye" Stamper

Jesse Ray “Popeye” Stamper, 89, of Winamac, IN passed away, while surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 22, 2020 at the residence of his son in Winamac, IN. He was born on August 13, 1931 in Crandon,
WI to John and Esther Wayberg Stamper. Jesse was married to Marilyn M. McClellan on August 16, 1953 in Hoover, IN. Marilyn died on December 27, 2012.

Jesse was a heavy equipment operator and worked for Diamond Trucking in Francesville for 28 years. He also ran Stamper and Sons Construction for many years.

Jesse served in the US Army in Korea and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the VFW in Winamac.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing and hunting. Spending time with his family was the most important thing in his life.

Jesse was a member of the Winamac Church of the Nazerene.

Jesse was a great father, grandfather and friend to many.


He is survived by:

Allen R Stamper, Winamac, IN Son

Alvin J. (Monica) Stamper, Winamac, IN      Son

Albert C. Stamper, Winamac, IN     Son

Jon Stamper   Grandson

Lyndsee (Jonathon) Kreischer Granddaughter

Alecia (Francis Czech) Stamper  Granddaughter

Joshua (Rayann) Stamper  Grandson

Sierra (Morris LeNeave) Stamper    Granddaughter

9 Great grandchildren

Sandra Jenkins,   Winamac, IN  Sister


Preceded in death by:

John and Esther Wayberg Stamper  Parents

3 Sisters
4 Brothers




Visitation will be from 10 AM EDT- 2 PM EDT Tuesday, October 27, 2020                                at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2 PM EDT at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Burial will be in the Winamac Cemetery McKinley Addition. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Online Tributes may be offered at


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

Community News