William H. “Bill” Winters, 82, of Seymour passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at home with his wife of 59 years, Doris, by his side.
Born April 14, 1934, in Westerville, Ohio, he was the son of Garland and Mildred Beverly Winters, both of whom preceded him in death. Bill married the love of his life Doris on Aug. 28, 1957, in West Salem, Ohio. Together they shared 59 wonderful years of marriage and lovingly raised two children.
After graduating high School, Bill graduated from Heidelberg University with a bachelor’s degree, then he attended Pittsburgh University, where he achieved his master’s degree. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Sertoma Club of Seymour. He enjoyed all sports, particularly I.U. football and basketball. Bill was also an animal lover, loved to garden and was known for his meticulous lawn. He also loved to walk, both on the golf course and throughout the neighborhood.
Bill was easy going and one of the kindest and friendliest men you could meet, always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed participating in several Sertoma events including Christmas Miracle, Oktoberfest and Monte Carlo.
He began his career in retail with Higbee’s Department Store, then moved to J.C. Penney where he was a buyer and later a store manager. He and Doris moved the family from Ohio to New Jersey to the Chicago area to the Milwaukee area and finally to Seymour, where he was the J.C. Penney Inc. store manager for many years before retirement. Even in retirement, he drove truck for many years to support his family.
Other survivors include his children, Richard (Karen) Winters and Sharon (Daniel Chung) Winters, grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeff) Unger, Dawn (Jason) Rump and Daniel Winters; and great-granddaughter, Aubrey Unger.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Winters, Robert Winters and David Winters.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Father Dan Staublin officiating, assisted by Deacon Mike East. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Voss Chapel and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or St. Ambrose Catholic Church.