John E. Fagan

April 23, 1943 — July 16, 2020

John E. Fagan, 77, of Star City, went home to be with the Lord at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16. He passed away peacefully, with his children’s blessings, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Peru, after suffering multiple strokes in early June. 

John was born on April 23, 1943, in Star City, to Thomas and Mary Catherine (Gilsinger) Fagan. He was a graduate of Pulaski High School and a U.S. Army veteran. 

John was a hard worker and lifelong farmer in Star City, with William “Bill” Fagan, Thomas “Tom” Fagan and James “Jim” Fagan; also known as “The Fagan Brothers.” He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski. He was a proud father of three children. John enjoyed anything old and collecting antiques. John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

John will be missed by his longtime companion, Mary Pratt, and their dog Patches. 

John is survived by his sons: Bruce [Lisa] Fagan of Goodyear, Arizona, and Bill [Miranda] Fagan of Star City; daughter Annette [Brian] Kunka of Lilburn, Georgia; sisters: Mary Margaret “Boogie” [Joe] Hogan of Greenwood, South Carolina, Patsy [Dave] Bearint of Decatur, Illinois, Kathleen “Snook” [Rick] Munn of Monticello, and Madonna “Punk” [James] Compton of Lafayette; twin brother James “Jim” [Karla] Fagan of South Bend; grandchildren: Kendelle Fagan, Jackson Fagan Kunka, Bree Fagan and Ashley McCreedy; great-grandchildren: Izabella McCreedy and Matthew Oliver; and 15 nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary Catherine Fagan.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Rans Funeral Home, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center, Indiana 46978. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski with Fr. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Due to the state and county social distancing restrictions only 54 people will be allowed in the church for mass. A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Bill & Babes in Pulaski, 5658 S. Main St. Winamac, Indiana 46996. Please join us afterwards. All are welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski/Winamac Catholic churches.

John’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — July 22, 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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