Paul E. Smith

Nov. 17, 1940 — Feb. 8, 2020

Paul E. Smith, 79, of Winamac, passed away peacefully at 7 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at his residence.

Born on Nov. 17, 1940, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Walter and Hazel (Oatess) Smith.

On Nov. 19, 1977, he married Janet A. Stoll, she survives.

He was formerly employed at Winamac Steel, Federal Mogul in Leiters Ford, S & S Precast in Winamac and APW Products in Monon.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Winamac and the Royal Center Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed cross stitching, woodworking, working in the yard and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife Janet “Jan” Smith of Winamac; daughters: Carol (Todd) Hartle of Warsaw, Debbie [Ken] DeHaven of Logansport, Kelly [Fred] Fabian of LaGrange Park, Illinois; sons: Mark [Hiroko] Heiny of Indianapolis, Scott [Tracey Parish] Heiny of Royal Center, Kevin [Louise] Heiny of Star City; and one daughter and four sons; brothers: Walter [Nadine] Smith of Walton, and Jerry [Linda] Smith of Winamac; sisters: Agnes [Frances] Small of Royal Center, Linda [Bill] Stillwell of Logansport and Billene [Russell] Fry of Noblesville; grandchildren: Brittany [Derek] Adamson, Brandi [Zach] Fulton, Braxton [Kalista] Hartle, Sara Heiny, Amanda Brooks, Jodie Muckenfuss, Sheena Heiny Tolson, Cougar Heiny, Shelby Heiny, Raelyn Howard, Corey Howard, Karli [Ty] Buttice, Kyle DeHaven, Connor Fabian, Morgan Fabian, Rachel Fabian and Kristie [Brian] Doty; and great-grandchildren: Parker, Brock and Kinzie Adamson, Reagan and Roree Fulton, Jaron Kidd, Isiah and Madison Hardy, Derek Napier, Ivan Muckenfuss, Courtney Apple Muckenfuss, Kwinton Heiny, Addilee Stover, McKayla Wingard, Payton West and Braxton Doty.

He was also preceded in death by brothers: Gerald Herald, Glen Herald, Frank Herald, David Smith and Billy Joe Smith; sisters: Florence Cotterman, Lucile Boose, Martha Smaltz, Ruth Beckley and Jo Ann Smith; grandson Christopher Johnson; and grandson-in-law Joe Robison.

Services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center with Pastor Jeff Seger officiating.

Visitation was from 3-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home where there was a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Burial was at Winamac Cemetery, McKinley section.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church and/or the Royal Center Masonic Lodge.

Please sign Paul’s online guestbook or leave a condolence for the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 12, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

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Winamac, IN 46996

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