William R. "Bill" Maxwell, 85, of Winamac

William R. “Bill” Maxwell, 85, of Winamac, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2023 at Northwest Health Hospital in LaPorte. 


He was born on April 14, 1937 in Gary, IN to the late William L. and Helen [Riley] Maxwell.  Bill graduated in 1956 from Edison High School in East Gary, IN. 


On October 19, 1957, he married Judith D. “Judy” Wignall in East Gary.  She passed away on April 9, 2012.


Bill lived in East Gary for 29 years before moving to Winamac in 1966.  He was a former member of East Gary Volunteer Fire Department.  Bill began working at US Steel while in high school until he moved to Winamac.  He worked at Winamac Steel from 1967 until they closed in the mid 90’s.  Bill then went to work at Eaton’s until his retirement in 1999. 


Bill was a former posse member of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department under his uncle (former) Sheriff George Riley.  He was a member of the Winamac VFW Auxiliary Post #1728 and Winamac FOE #580. 


Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. 


He is survived by:
Connie D. Perkins, Winamac, IN Daughter

Becky J. Havard, Lake Station, IN Daughter

George E. Maxwell, Winamac, IN Son

Peter Havard, Grandson

Stacey (Randy) Price, Granddaughter

Tracey Havard, Granddaughter

Skyler Perkins, Grandson

Shannon (Patrick) Pitcher, Granddaughter

8 Great Grandchildren

Jackie (Bud) Bishop, Sister-in-law

Melodee Martin, Sister-in-law

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

William L. Maxwell, Father

Helen W. [Riley] Bundy, Mother

Harvey E. Bundy, Step Father

Judith D. [Wignall] Maxwell, Wife

George Noel Maxwell, Brother


Graveside Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN with Rev. Edward Clark officiating.


Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry.


Online Tributes may be offered at


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