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Jan Winters

March 23, 1945 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 75)

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Jan Winters passed away peacefully at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana following a 2 week battle with a short illness. He was born on March 23, 1945 to Henry Leroy (Roy) Winters and Alice Marie (Ensenbach) Winters.

He was a lifetime resident of Miami County and a graduate from Peru High School. He was drafted and spent his time serving in Germany. He was also among the first performers with the Peru Amateur Circus. He went on to several different jobs over the years, but ended up retiring from Grissom Air Force Base.

He spent his retirement years caring for his son, Eric. They were avid campers, kayakers, disc golf players and just really anything that had to do with the outdoors. He was a perfectionist through and through and he could do anything he put his mind to. He was very proud of his antique stoves, windmills and his little red convertible and a pontoon that he and Eric worked on together.

In addition to his son Eric, he also had a daughter, Michelle Hale, her husband (David) and a special friend, Marcia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers (Earl Leroy, James Richard and Gene Leroy) one sister (Walda "Annette" Shelton). He is survived by their spouses: Waunitta (Brownie), Mary Sue (Susie), Diana and Jim Shelton. He is also survived by siblings Vernice and John.

Jan also had one grandson, Brandon Bell and his wife, Jessica as well as three great grandsons, Kyran, Mason and William as well as several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 virus there will be no visitation. A celebration of life may be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

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