Joseph P. “Joe” Pesaresi

Feb. 13, 1947 — May 16, 2018

Joseph P. “Joe” Pesaresi, 71, of Winamac, passed away surrounded by his family at noon on Wednesday, May 16, at home. 

Joe was born on Feb. 13, 1947, in Logansport, to the late Walter and Theresa (Digilio) Pesaresi. He was a 1966 graduate of Winamac High School. On Dec. 31, 1976, he married Terry Weaver in Ft. Wayne. Joe was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. 

As one of the family owners of Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna, Joe was currently serving as CEO. His career there spanned nearly 50 years. Joe was active in national and regional spring industry associations. 

Joe was an avid golfer and was a member of several golf clubs where he enjoyed the time spent with friends and family. He was a big sports fan, especially of golf and racing. 

Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched. 

He is survived by his wife Terry (Weaver) Pesaresi of Winamac; sons: Anthony [Tina] Pesaresi of Kewanna, and Andrew Pesaresi of Rochester; grandsons: Garrett Pesaresi of Kewanna, Cale Pesaresi of Kewanna, and Curtis Pesaresi of Kewanna; brother Daniel [Vivian] Pesaresi of Mishawaka; sister Barbara [Gene] Huber of Winamac; sisters-in-law Brenda Venderley of Ft. Wayne, and Sherry [Tom] Watt of Ft. Wayne; brother-in-law Larry [Sharon] Weaver of Ft. Wayne; uncles: Ova Huff of Logansport, and Carl Pesaresi of Logansport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Theresa (Digilio) Pesaresi. 

A scriptural wake service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Visitation was 2-9 p.m. Sunday, May 20, and 9-10 a.m. Monday, May 21, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiated. Burial took place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (to support further advancements in neuroendocrine cancer research). 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — May 23, 2018)

Pulaski County Journal

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