Kevin Kolish, 52, of Winamac, passed away at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Ft. Wayne, after a brief illness.
He was born on July 1, 1965, in Knox, to Billy and Fluff Kolish. Kevin was a lifelong resident of Winamac and was the owner and operator of Jenkins Service.
Kevin enjoyed participating in and watching motorsports. He traveled as a mud racer in the National Mud Racing Association where he held a record for the fastest time. He was a member of the United States Hot Rod Association. Kevin loved traveling with his son, Jordan, to NHRA Jr. Drag Racing events. He was a former member of the Pulaski County 4-H Beef Committee. Kevin also enjoyed raising show cattle and attending cattle shows as well as traveling and flying. He was a talented cook, craftsman and genuine conversationalist. He was kind and generous; always willing to help others.
Kevin was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his son Jordan Kolish of Winamac; mother Fluff [Bill] Jenkins of Winamac; sister Susan [Jeff] Foust of Rochester; brothers: William [Linda] Kolish of Winamac and Mark [Diane] Kolish of Winamac; stepsister Missy [Josh] Behny of Noblesville; nephews: Chad [Monica] Kolish of Winamac, Ryan [Lindsey] Kolish of Winamac, Austin [Emily] Foust of Plymouth and Matthew Kolish of Winamac; nieces: Beth Kolish of Winamac and Kaitlin Foust of South Bend; stepniece Caitlin Behny of Noblesville; stepnephew Fin Behny of Noblesville; and stepmother Lori (Clark) Kolish of Winamac.
He was preceded in death by his father Billy J. Kolish; and stepmother Lorraine (Howard) Kolish.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski County 4-H Beef Committee.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 1, 2017)