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Merle Larry Ezra, 78, Winamac

Merle Larry Ezra, 78, lifelong farmer from Winamac, IN, passed away at his home on Monday, January 17, 2021. 


He was born on August 22, 1943 in Winamac to the late Merle Emory and WanettaEmaline [Allen] Ezra.  Larry graduated from Winamac High School in 1961 and served in the US Army National Guard.  He was a member of the Indiana American Legion.


Larry was a hardworking farmer and was very knowledgeable about raising sheep and hogs.  For many years, he owned and operated a Christmas tree farm.  He enjoyed the outdoors and attending the annual Power Show at the Winamac Town Park.  Larry imparted a lot of wisdom to his children and grandchildren.  He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.


He is survived by:

Timothy (Kelly Samson) Ezra, Indianapolis, IN Son

Stephanie (Chad) Watts, Winamac, IN Daughter

Benjamin Watts, Grandson

Molly Watts, Granddaughter

Carolyn Knebel, Indianapolis, IN Sister

Betty Shorter, Winamac, IN Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Merle Emory and WanettaEmaline [Allen] Ezra, Parents

Bene Franklin Ezra, Brother

Shirley Peters, Sister

Loren Knebel, Brother-in-law

Jim Shorter, Brother-in-law

Geraldine Rose [Lewis] Ezra, Former Spouse


Visitation will be from 3-7 PM EST Friday, January 21, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM EST Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski Animal Center.

Online Tributes may be offered at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.