Basil Winn Oct. 6, 1926 - Aug. 4, 2014 LAPORTE - Basil L. Winn Jr, 87, of LaPorte, passed away at 5:50 pm August 4, 2014, at IU Health LaPorte Hospital. He was born October 6, 1926, in La Porte, to Basil and Betty (Wright) Winn Sr.; he was a lifelong resident of LaPorte. Mr. Winn retired after 42 years of service as a Core Assembler with Modine Manufacture Company. On May 7, 1949, in LaPorte, he married Doris C. Huge, who preceded him on December 23, 1993, and on October 1, 1994, he married Nancy (Leonard) Starkey, who survives. He was a WW II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy; three stepsons, Steven (Angie) Starkey, La Porte, Bryan (Sheri) Starkey, New Carlisle, and Wesley (Theresa) Starkey, New Carlisle. Six grandchildren, Jeff, Tim, Nicholas, Jerrica, Dustyn and Dakota Starkey, one brother, James Winn, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife Doris, two sisters, Mildred Schmitz and Dorothy Warner, one brother, Calvin Winn. A funeral service will be held at 10 am Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Essling Funeral Home, with Rev Aaron Kretzschmar officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday evening and 9-10 am Saturday at Essling Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow the service at Pine Lake Cemetery. Essling Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 111 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350. Family and friends may leave their condolences at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 7, 2014