Bernard A. "Ben" Muzzillo, 87

Bernard A. "Ben"  Muzzillo, 87, of Winona Lake, formerly of Wabash, died at  9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Grace Village in Winona Lake. 

He was born Dec. 30, 1930, in Garrett, to Paul and Rosina (DeRose) Muzzillo.

Ben was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Garrett.  He married Margaret E. "Peg" Smith in Garrett on Dec. 17, 1950. 

He retired from GenCorp in Wabash on Jan. 1, 1991, after 39 years.  Ben was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw.  He was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, longtime member of the ARC Board of Directors, longtime member of the Terpsichorian Dance Club, and former member of the Elks Lodge, all of Wabash.  He enjoyed making and flying model airplanes, woodworking, golfing, bowling, and he bowled in a General Tire Bowling League.  He also enjoyed all sports, especially the ones involving family.  Ben lived in Wabash from 1952-1992. 

He is survived by his wife, Peg Muzzillo of Winona Lake; five children, Douglas (Heather) Muzzillo of Peru, Gary (Nancy) Muzzillo of Florence, Ky., Marcia (Joe) Kaufman of Wabash, Kevin (Anne) Muzzillo of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Steven (Patricia) Muzzillo of Arlington Heights, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Anthony (Jennifer) Muzzillo of Brownsburg, Christopher Muzzillo of Denver, Colo., Jason (Mackenzie) Muzzillo of Lexington, Ky., Gregory Muzzillo of Edgewood, Ky., Bradley (Andrea) Kaufman of Oreana, Ill., Brent (Mikal) Kaufman of Mendota, Ill., Hayley Muzzillo of Lakewood Ranch, Megan Muzzillo and Jack Muzzillo, both of Arlington Heights, Jamie (Brandon) Curtis of Erlanger, Ky., and Bryan (Kelly) Wessel of Louisville, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren; and his brother, Norbert Muzzillo of Cleveland, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Angela Marie Muzzillo, grandson Paul Muzzillo, seven sisters, and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.  21, 2018, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair St., Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorial is ARC of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Ben may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Feb 20