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Merle Junior Winters

Merle Junior Winters, age 89, of Shelby, died Monday, July 4, 2016 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Merle was born March 20, 1927 in Marion County, Ohio to the late Merle and Nellie (Cain) Winters and was raised in Caledonia by his grandparents, the late Daniel and Anna Winters. He was a 1945 graduate of Scott Rural High School in Marion County and was a veteran of the United States Army. Merle worked in machine trades and tool and die, retiring from Weiss Industries in Mansfield. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed tinkering with cars.

Merle is survives by his 5 children: Dan (and friend, JoAnn Andrews) Winters, Terry (Tricia) Winters, Linda Winters Wills, Paul (Karen) Winters, Mike (Cathy) Winters all of Shelby; 14 grandchildren: Brandi Winters Johnson, Theresa Winters, Trever Winters, Teren (Tara) Winters, Trent (Krissy) Winters, Tara Winters, Tyler (Jordan Lusk) Winters, Geoff Wills, Bryce Winters, Chase Winters, Amber (Justin) Middleton, Tyson Winters, Kara (Andrew Moretto) Winters Lawrence, Grace Winters; 13 great grandchildren; and a niece: CarolynAnn Smith of Bucyrus. He was preceded in death by a grandson: Ian Paul Winters in 2006 and a sister: Anna Jane Hawk and her husbands, Charles Frederick Burrey and Jesse Hawk.

Funeral services will be private with burial in Caledonia Cemetery. Care for Merle and his family is being provided by Bob, Catherine, and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Memorial Contributions may be made to Shelby Helpline Ministries.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Fred Studer says:

    Dan and family, My condolence for the loss of your father. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always, Fred

  2. Ann Imhoff says:

    Paul and Linda, so sorry about the passing of your father. Just remember you and you siblings gave him a few good years here in Ohio. Now he is up there playing ball with Ian. My condolences to the rest of the family. Ann and Charlie

  3. Debbie Wren says:

    Linda – My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father.

  4. Tom Herlihy says:

    Linda & family, I wish you peace and comfort in the memories you have of your father.

  5. Sheila Hummel says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Things will be way different now. I will be thinking of all of you.

  6. Marilyn Wilkinson Hopkins says:

    Linda, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

  7. Sally Scheiderer says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Merle. Thinking of all of you and sending our prayers.

  8. Kristen Marble Spate says:

    Thinking if you and praying for all of you.

  9. Tom Graham says:

    We are very sorry to hear that Uncle Merle passed. Lots of memories playing at your house and garage in Shelby. Also Uncle Merle’s help in making that Fisher Body car. Thinking about all my Winters cousins.

  10. Dennis & Linda Brock says:

    Our sincere condolences to the Merle Winters family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  11. Sue Amato says:

    Dear Paul and Karen,

    I was sorry to learn of the death of Paul’s dad. My thoughts are with you.

  12. Jim Hipsher says:

    Linda and Family
    Thoughts and prayers to all. Thinking of you.

  13. Julie Downs Thompson says:

    Linda, sorry to hear about your father. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Ellen Haverfield says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of grieving.

  15. Amy Brown says:

    Linda and Family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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