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Ernest D. Armstrong, Jr.

April 23, 1960 — November 9, 2019


Ernie D. Armstrong, Jr., 59, of Winamac passed away unexpectedly at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on April 23, 1960 at St. Joseph Hospital in Logansport, Indiana.

Ernie was a 1979 Winamac High School graduate.

In his own words, Ernie “beat on cars and showed shadows on the wall”, working at Goble GM and owning/operating the ISIS Theater in Winamac, Indiana. Ernie had many passions in life, including repairing and collecting vehicles, as well as providing endless entertainment through the ISIS theater. He also enjoyed collecting antiques, visiting swap meets, and hunting. Ernie believed in a strong family bond, and most loved spending time with his two grandsons, which allowed him to once again be a big kid himself.

Survivors include his son, Zach Armstrong (Ashley) and Ernie’s partner, Vickie Kaczmarek and her daughter, Rhiannon Armstrong of Winamac, and grandsons, Nathaniel and Jackson Armstrong.  Ernie is also survived by all past and present members of the ISIS Theater staff which he highly regarded as loved ones and family.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Joseph Armstrong, father, Ernest D. Armstrong, Sr., and son, Ernest D. Armstrong III.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Winamac Cemetery with a gathering to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ernest D. Armstrong III Scholarship Fund in c/o the Pulaski County Community Foundation.

Please sign Ernie’s online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Armstrong family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, Royal Center.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

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