OBITUARY

Kitchel Earl Winters

February 9, 1916October 1, 2012

Kitchel E. Winters, 96, of Union County, died Monday afternoon, October 1, 2012, in Liberty.

A Union County native, Kitchel was born February 9, 1916 to Forrest D. and Hattie Belle Lafuze Winters. He was a 1934 graduate of Brownsville High School, attended Purdue University and was a graduate of the Richmond Business College. Since 1926, he was an active member of Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church until his declining health restricted his activities. Kitchel represented the fourth generation of his family in farming and operated the last dairy farm in Union County. He started milking cows as a young boy when he was just big enough to sit on a milk stool. He was a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau. Kitchel enjoyed fishing and the time he spent on the river gigging and snaring. He also liked to hunt groundhogs and squirrels. He most enjoyed holiday family gatherings, vacationing when his sons were young and playing the role of practical joker. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Kitchel is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Carolyn L. Bell, whom he married October 27, 1945 at the Methodist Church in Liberty; two sons: Brian Winters and Kevin Winters, both of Liberty; two grandchildren: Krista Winters and Michael Winters, both of Liberty; and a great-grandson: Kaden Kelly.

In addition to his parents, Kitchel was preceded in death by an infant twin brother.

Private services will be conducted by Reverend Scott Bell of the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church, at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the College Corner Cemetery. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church or to the donor's choice. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com

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October 10, 2012

Carolyn, Brian and Kevin, I am sorry to hear about Kitchel's passing. He was a very kind and caring person. He will be greatly missed. You will be in my prayers. Sincerely Jay Ewing

Debbie Chaney Seltzer

October 6, 2012

Brian, my prayers are with your family. May your memories bring smiles and your pain from the loss pass soon. God Bless....

Peggie Bell

October 6, 2012

We are thinking about and praying for you and are sorry we couldn't be with you at the service. May God comfort you with the knowledge that Kitchel has received his Ultimate healing. We sing this song at church, which says exactly what Kitchel experienced on Monday: "Just think of stepping on shore and finding it Heaven, of touching a hand and finding it God's, of breathing new air and finding it celestial; of waking up in Glory, and finding it home.
Peggie, Danny, and Margaret Bell

October 5, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. May your good memories help to ease the pain.
Joan Leonard

Steve Brier

October 5, 2012

Brian and Family,

Sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

October 4, 2012

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY DAD, HERSCHEL LAFUZE WAS HIS COUSIN. HATTIE WAS MY GRANDPA'S (HERBERT LAFUZE) SISTER. I HAVE A LARGE PICTURE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY SHOWN. MY DAD TALKED OF KITCHEL OFTEN AND HE ALSO ATTENDED BROWNSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HE GRADUATED IN 39 AND WAS BORN IN 1921. HE PASSED AWAY IN JUNE OF 2007 AND MY MOM, GLADY JUNE JUST PAST AWAY IN JUNE THIS YEAR. MY DAD ALSO FARMED HIS ENTIRE LIFE, WE STILL HAVE THE LAND IN BEHIND THE BOSTON AIRPORT. AGAIN, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, I'M SURE HE WILL BE MISSED. IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT ME MY ADDRESS IS 905 SUTTON PLACE, RICHMOND, INDIANA 47374 AND MY NAME IS JACKIE LAFUZE BALDERSON.

Scott Anderson

October 4, 2012

Brian, may god bless you and your family , and remember this was a victory.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many rooms. I will go prepare a place for you.

doug eliason

October 4, 2012

Brian and family,
We are sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. May you have peace in your hearts knowing that he loved his family as much as you loved him. We will be thinking of you. Doug, Jeanie Eliason and family

The White's

October 3, 2012

Time will make this easier, his suffering is over.

Steve Sacre

October 3, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.