Stephen C. “Steve” Girton

Dec. 17, 1950 — Feb. 12, 2018

Stephen C. “Steve” Girton, 67, of Winamac, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 12, in Chesterton. 

Steve was born on Dec. 17, 1950, in Logansport, to the late Donald and Virginia (Earhart) Girton. He grew up in Winamac and attended Winamac High School. On Dec. 31, 1991, Steve married Kris Swartzell in Winamac. She survives.

Steve was a retired assistant manager at CFS in Winamac. He was currently driving a semi for Murray Leasing. Steve was a member, past president and current secretary of the Winamac Eagles #2580. 

Steve enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed tinkering on small projects and reading westerns. 

Most of all, Steve loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Kris (Swartzell) Girton of Winamac; sons: Craig Girton of Lafayette, Josh [Christina] Girton of Winamac, and Douglas [Ashley] Metzger of Winamac; daughters: Kim [Waylon] Burke of Winamac, and Stacey [Wyatt] Roth of Indianapolis; granddaughters: Destini Gould, Emri Metzger, Leyli Metzger and Brodie Roth; grandsons: Peyton Burke, Paxton Burke and Colin Roth; brothers: Tim [Debbie] Girton of Winamac, and Doug [Dee] Girton of Winamac; sister Deb Budd of Winamac; sister-in-law Deana [Jason] Ward of Elkhart; brother-in-law Mark [Donna] Swartzell of Winamac; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father Donald Girton; mother Virginia (Earhart) Crissinger; grandson Leyton Metzger; brother-in-law Pete Budd; nephew Josh Ward; and beloved dog Oliver “Ollie.”

Visitation was 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. An Eagles service was held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Rev. Edward Clark officiated. Burial took place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winamac Eagles #2580.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 21, 2018)

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