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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Jerry Titus

Jerry Titus

Jerry Titus is proud to have been born and raised in Warsaw. He is a 1966 graduate of Warsaw Community Schools. He attended Ball State and IPFW (Indiana Purdue of Fort Wayne). He earned an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science in 1974 from Indiana College of Mortuary Science (Indianapolis). Jerry proudly served with the United States Army in Vietnam. He is a member of Warsaw's American Legion post 49 and a life member of its Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1126. He is also a member of Disabled American Veterans. 

Jerry is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. A life member and past president of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club, he is also a past Indiana Lt. Governor and has served on many district committees. He was named Warsaw Optimist of the Year in 1980 and in 1983 was named Indiana Distinguished Optimist. Jerry is a member of National Funeral Directors Association and the Indiana Funeral Directors Association where he has served as district chairman and also has served on several of its committees. 

He and his wife, Kathy, share 5 children and 11 grandchildren. He enjoys sporting events - especially motor sports where he has attended 50 Indianapolis 500 races and all of the NASCAR races run in Indianapolis. He enjoys woodworking, landscaping, is a diehard Cub fan and of course Jerry enjoys being a grandfather.

Kathy is a 1972 graduate of Plymouth High School.  She also attended North Park College(University) in Chicago and earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Ancilla College in 1975.  She was blessed to bean at home mom teaching up to 34 piano lessons each week when her children were little/young.  As they got older and now living in Oldham County, Kentucky, Kathy fulfilled her dream of becoming a funeral director by attending Mid America College of Mortuary Science and was 1of only 5 women in her class.  She graduated in February of 1990.

Kathy brings to their blended family 3 children:  John, Kristy and Kevin Trzcinski.  Over the years they would bless Kathy and Jerry with 7 beautiful grandchildren to cherish.

She enjoys playing the piano; but most of all she loves time spent with family and friends at their cottage on Beaver Dam Lake.  Kathy is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she serves on the Administrative Board and participates in a Sunday school class.   

Kathy began her employment with Titus Funeral Home in October of 1990.  She is a member of Indiana Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and National Funeral Directors Association.  With Jerry and Kathy’s purchase of Titus Funeral Home in May of 2007 she appreciates being able to share this endeavor with Jerry.  Kathy is thankful for the opportunity to do what she can to help relieve some of the stress that comes with the loss of a loved one.


Larry Bair

Larry Bair

Larry Bair has been a resident of Kosciusko County for over 50 plus years and is married to the former Lee Ellen Wolford. They are the parents of two daughters, Laralee and Lisa and grandparents to six grandchildren. Larry and Lee Ellen are members of  First United Methodist Church of Warsaw. 

Larry retired from R.R. Donnelley & Sons after 44 years of service. He also served on the Donnelly Club Board of Directors for several years. 

Larry served on the Warsaw Community School Board for 6 years, was a member and organizer of the Warsaw Adult Tiger Booster Club and is a member of the Warsaw Kiwanis Club. He also served several years on the American Red Cross Board and Silver Fox Homeowners Association Board. 

Larry is here to serve you and your family in your time at Titus Funeral Home.


Norm Benzing

Norm Benzing

Norm Benzing, Sr. is a 1960 graduate of Gilead High School and retired from Rochester Telephone Company. He spent several years as a volunteer fireman and as a reserve officer for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. 

Norm is married to Wendy (Bolinger) Benzing and has five sons, sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He and Wendy are members of The RUWM Church, Warsaw, and are very active with a local Haiti Mission Team. 

He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling to Haiti with the mission team to visit their church school children. 

He is a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge and is a Past Master. 

Norm serves in many ways, giving attention to the needs of those we serve.


John Firestone

John Firestone

John Firestone was born and raised in Warsaw. He is a Warsaw High School graduate just having celebrated his 50 year class reunion. He has have been a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

John went to International Business School and after 23 years of service retired from Falstaff Brewery. He then retired from Bertsch Vending after 19 years of employment.

He works part time at Titus Funeral Home and is here to assist in many ways.


Marjorie Vance

Marjorie Vance

Marjorie Vance was the organist for Bilby and Titus Funeral Home when Ned and Maryon Titus took ownership of the High Street location. She was their organist for about twenty years before moving from this area to follow her husband's employment, returning after his retirement.

When Jerry and Kathy Titus purchased Titus Funeral Home they called her to continue her music ministry with them. 

Music has always been a vital part of Marjorie's life and she tries to individualize the music for each family, hoping to bring a degree of comfort to their special situation.


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