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  • Almost Home Humane Society 1703 South 2nd Street Lafayette, IN 47905

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“You will always be missed <3 You were amazing (: ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: ashley ross - delphi, IN

“Memories of Cousin 'Pete' will live on in my mind. Although we were 1st cousins (i.e., his mother Flossie, and my mother Roberta, were sisters,) he...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carl David Crowder - Plymouth, MI

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Susie Campbell Gilbert - IN

“Hello Lois and all. I had the good fortune of meeting "Pete" at Andrew's High School graduation party held at Brock and Lois' home. I must admit I...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Riehle - Lafayette, IN

“Herbie, Janet, Gail, Ellen and Lois I never got the chance to meet your father but the stories I have heard from all of you were all amazing. All of...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Rose George - Lafayette, IN

“Grandpa, you will be missed..may you rest in peace. I wish I could be there to honor the amazing life you lived. Although I am many miles away- I...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Ashley Meccariello - Farmingdale, NY

“I'm so sorry to hear of his passing ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Becky pierce mikels - IN

“We send our love, thoughts and Prayers to Betty and all the family. He was a wonderful man, and we enjoyed coming to the cabin and visiting with...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dicky and Linda Mae Shipman - IN


Rollie "Pete" Wininger, 94, of Lafayette, Indiana passed away on February 16, 2014 surrounded by family at his home on Underwood Street. Pete was born in Lafayette on July 1, 1919 to Rollie Franklin Wininger and Flossie Shipman Wininger. His parents did not give him a middle name, but his dad gave him the nickname "Pete" which he was often known by throughout his life. Other than a brief move to Martin County in his infancy, Pete lived in Lafayette his entire life. He married Betty Butler on August 8, 1940, and they were happily married for more than 73 years. Pete and Betty had ten children: Linda Cedarquist (husband Toby); the late LaDonna Wininger; Herbert Wininger; Judith Russell (husband James) of Gold Canyon, AZ; Glenn Wininger (wife Deborah); George Wininger (wife Kathleen) of Royal Palm Beach, FL; Ellen King (husband Stephen); Lois Taylor-Wolfe (husband Brock); Gail Winchester-McCauley; and Janet Morehouse (husband Eldon). Pete is survived by his wife, 9 children, 28 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great granddaughters, many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, a great-granddaughter, a great-grandson, 2 sisters and a brother. Pete was retired from ALCOA where he worked as a crane operator from the 1940's to the 1970's. He attended Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church throughout his life. Pete enjoyed small-game hunting, gardening, making music, raising dogs, spending time at his cottage on the Tippecanoe River, and he dearly loved all of his family from his eldest daughter to his youngest great-great granddaughter. In his life he knew 103 of his descendants, and he was a rock upon which his family relied. His legacy lives on in his 100 living descendants and the untold numbers of descendants yet to be born.
Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday in Hippensteel Funeral Home. Services 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Hippensteel Chapel. Interment will be at Battle Ground Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Almost Home Humane Society. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
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