Annamarie “Annie” Fagner

Aug. 2, 1953 — April 21, 2020

Annamarie “Annie” Fagner, 66, of Winamac, passed away at 4:41 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Franciscan Health Hospital in Lafayette. 

She was born on Aug. 2, 1953, in East Gary, to the late Otto E. and Marie Ann (Burden) Ritter Jr. Annie graduated from Winamac High School in 1971. On July 28, 1973, she married the late Marshall R. Fagner at the Ripley Gospel Chapel in Ripley. He passed away on July 7, 2008.

Annie was a devoted member of Bethel Bible Church in Winamac. She served on the mission’s committee and went on several mission trips. She also served the youth ministry and was instrumental in Wednesday night Simple Suppers. Annie was a founding member of the Pulaski County Quilts of Valor and found joy in making quilts for local veterans. She actively supported Riley Hospital for Children by making pillowcases. Most recently, Annie had been making face masks for local residents in need. 

Annie retired from Eastern Pulaski Elementary School as head cook of the cafeteria. Following retirement, she fulfilled a lifelong dream when she opened Just Plain Annie’s Quilt and Fabric Shop in Winamac.

Annie enjoyed quilting, kayaking and bike riding. More than anything, she loved her family. She supported her sons in all that they did and adored her grandchildren. Annie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her sons: Brian Fagner of Winamac, Jeremy [Michelle] Fagner of Kokomo, Chance [Cybil Kemp] Fagner of Winamac, and Zebbie [Molly Hounchel] Fagner of Winamac; grandsons: Korben Fagner, Cash Fagner and Liam Kemp; granddaughters: Allison Fagner, Rae Fagner and Veda Fagner; brother Otto E. [Cindy Anderson] Ritter III of Winamac; sister Cindy [Terry] Pratt of Winamac; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Otto E. and Marie Ann (Burden) Ritter Jr.; and husband Marshall R. Fagner. 

Public viewing will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Bethel Bible Church in Winamac. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests will be limited to groups of 10 and signup may be done at or by calling the funeral home at 574-946-3222. Public funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30, at Bethel Bible Church in Winamac, with Pastor Don Whipple officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, drive-in services will be held where guests will remain in their vehicles and tune their radios to listen to funeral services. Public burial will take place at the Winamac Cemetery in Winamac. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guests are asked to remain in their vehicles. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski County Quilts of Valor or ALS Research Foundation.

Online tributes may be offered at

(Pulaski County Journal — April 29, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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