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Jerry Lee Winger Jan. 22, 1941 - Jan. 5, 2019

Jerry Lee Winger, 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at 11:14 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Hartford City on Jan. 22, 1941, to Alva Carl Winger and Doris Wilma (Swindell) Winger. Both his parents preceded him in death.

Jerry graduated from Hartford City High School in 1959. He spent two years at Hanover College and finished up his bachelor’s degree at Ball State University, where he also received his master’s degree.

He retired in 1996 from Madison-Grant Jr. High School where he taught physical education and health for 30 years. He also formerly owned and operated Winger Farm Service for 35 years in Blackford County and retired in 2007.

Jerry married Mary Jo (Nottingham) on Oct. 28, 1966, at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jerry Crouse.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Jerry will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary Jo Winger of Hartford City; son, Dale (wife, Jen) Winger of Hartford City; daughter, Dawn R. Winger of Hartford City; grandchildren, Cody Lee Forrester, Austin Lee Forrester, Sophie Katherine Winger, Scott Karl Winger, Randle Nottingham Winger, Paul Vincent “Vince” Oxley and his father, Chad Oxley; sister, Nancy Jane (husband, Paul) Castelo of Fredericksburg, Virginia; in-laws, Merrill and Reda Belle Nottingham and Max and Susie Nottingham.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church, 312 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with the Rev. Ron Branson officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the church.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., New York, New York, 10001; and Grace United Methodist Church, 312 W. Washington St., Hartford City, Indiana, 47348.

The family would like to thank special caregivers Rachel Bishop and Janet Jacobs and Family LifeCare Hospice for the care that they extended to Jerry and his family.

Online condolences may be sent to www.keplingerfuneralhome.com.