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Rex E. Windhorst

February 20, 1962 ~ November 22, 2021 (age 59)

Obituary

November 22, 2021 – Rex E. Windhorst, 59, laid down his lifetime of hard work and went home to find complete rest, healing, and the overwhelming love of Jesus.

A graduate of Whiteland High School and C9 Vocational School, Rex invested himself in farming and in the expertise of welding. Willing to tackle any type of challenge, he gave of himself generously to his family, friends, and community. He was a volunteer firefighter for many years – first for the City of Greenwood, and then he helped to form and run the Clark Township Fire Department. In 1993, Rex received the prestigious VanValer Award for outstanding fire service for the community. He was also involved in the Johnson County 4-H program behind the scenes, especially with any type of welding work that was needed. He enjoyed tractor pulls with his antique John Deere two-cylinders and even got his daughter involved in that passion.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kirsten (Arnold) Windhorst, and by his daughter Stacey and son Stephen. Stephen remembers that his dad always made time for him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Windhorst and Sarah Mae Griffith.

Pastor Grant Walker will conduct a celebration of life service on Friday, December 3rd at Franklin City Church, 230 Commerce Drive, Franklin, IN 46131. Visitation hours will be brief from 11:00am to 1:00pm due to Kristen’s health recovery. There will be a short service afterwards starting at 1:00pm.

The family asks that COVID measures be taken and masks are worn.

Memorial contributions can be made to Franklin City Church or to the Johnson County 4-H Star Fund (mail donations to the Johnson County Community Foundation at 398 S. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131). NO flowers or plant arrangements please due to severe allergies… and a cat.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen & Keller Funeral Homes ~ Franklin Chapel.

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 3, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Franklin City Church
230 Commerce Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Celebration of Life Service
Friday
December 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Franklin City Church
230 Commerce Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Donations

Johnson County 4-H Star Fund
398 S. Main Street, Franklin IN 46131

Make donations out to the Johnson County 4-H Star Fund and mail them to the Johnson County Community Foundation at 398 S. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131.

Franklin City Church
230 Commerce Drive, Franklin IN 46131

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