James Owen “Jim” Winters, 83, of Ontario, California passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. He was born on December 17, 1938 in Knox, IN to the late Owen and Geraldine [Hatfield] Winters. He was raised on a farm north of Monterey, IN. He was salutatorian of the 1956 class of Monterey High School. Jim married Lubertha “Bertha” Hunt on October 19, 1996 in Pomona, California.
Jim was a glassworker for Libby Glass, Inc. in City of Industry, California for 28 years. He became the Union President and Steward of American Flint Glassworkers Union during the last 5 years of his career. Jim was Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ontario.
Jim loved spending time with family and the many friends he had made at the Eagles. Jim and Bertha loved sailing on the Pacific Ocean. He was also a licensed private pilot, enjoyed woodworking, and was an avid reader. Jim helped raise several of Bertha’s nieces and nephews.
James is survived by:
LuBertha “Bertha” [Hunt] Winters, Ontario, CA Wife
James O. (Tina) Winters, Jr., Surprise, AZ Son
1 Granddaughter: Jacqueline
Shirley (Mont) Hoover, Winamac, IN Sister
Dick (Sue) Winters, Royal Center, IN Brother
Jerry Winters, Winamac, IN Sister-in-law
Nancy Winters, Winamac, IN Sister-in-law
Many Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Owen and Geraldine [Hatfield] Winters, Parents
Debra Winters, Daughter
Jack Winters, Brother
Wayne Winters, Brother
Kathryn Wikert, Sister
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Ontario, California at a later date.
Graveside Services will be held at 3 PM EDT Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey, IN.
Burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order Eagles.
Local Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.