Kenneth Winters

May 4, 1926 - January 10, 2020
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Kenneth Wheaton Winters, age 93, of New Philadelphia died early Friday, January 10, 2020, in Park Village Southside while in the care of Community Hospice.

Born in the family home at New Philadelphia on May 4, 1926, Kenny was a son of the late Clyde Arthur and Osra Galena (Wheaton) Winters.

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Kenneth Wheaton Winters, age 93, of New Philadelphia died early Friday, January 10, 2020, in Park Village Southside while in the care of Community Hospice.

Born in the family home at New Philadelphia on May 4, 1926, Kenny was a son of the late Clyde Arthur and Osra Galena (Wheaton) Winters.

Kenny raced in the first Soap Box Derby which was held in Sugarcreek and for many years after, assisted countless father and son teams complete their derby cars. Kenny played trombone with the New Philadelphia Marching Quaker band prior to his graduation from New Philadelphia High School. Soon after, he was drafted into the United States Army where he also played trombone and was stationed in Germany during World War II. He was proud of the fact that he had the opportunity to have skied the Swiss Alps during his time abroad.

Following his return from the service, Kenny attended THE Ohio State University. He apprenticed as a carpenter for Wendling Brothers and later became a member of Carpenter’s Union Local 669. Kenny soon ventured out on his own and spent a great deal of his working career as a self-employed carpenter. He was proud of the fact that he assisted in the building of New Philadelphia’s East Elementary School and was always willing to help anyone with a project or offer a tool to get the job done.

He was a long-time member of First Christian Church at New Philadelphia, a former member of the New Philadelphia Elks Lodge, BPOE #510 and the Past President of the RC (Radio Control) Club of Tuscarawas County. In his younger years, Kenny also loved hunting and fishing. He was a “frequent flyer” at the former Aberth’s Bakery and the New Philadelphia Wendy’s.

Kenny loved being with his family, being ornery, sharing his sense of humor, making new friends with ease and never shying away from telling anyone “just how it was.”

He is survived by his children, Tom (Cathy) Winters of Dover, Suzanne (Phillip) Albury, Barb (Marvin Dale) Haney, Jane (Brett) Sulzener, Merri Beth (Blaine) Anstine and Julie (Jeff) Erwin all of New Philadelphia; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Anne (Jim) Davidson of Bainbridge and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Winters and three grandchildren.

The family will greet guests on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory. Pastor Jim Borton will lead a service celebrating Kenny’s life in the funeral home’s chapel on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 10:30 AM. Burial with military honors will be held in the Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia. A luncheon in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia will follow services.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to the Kenneth and Dorothy Winters Scholarship, C/O The Quaker Foundation, PO Box 627, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 where a scholarship has been established which will provide aid to students pursuing a trade or nursing degree.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Quaker Foundation

Memorial contributions be directed to the Kenneth and Dorothy Winters Scholarship, C/O The Quaker Foundation, PO Box 627, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 where a scholarship has been established which will provide aid to students pursuing a trade or nursing degree.

P.O. Box 627
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: May 4, 1926
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Vicki Pape posted on 1/15/20

Julie, So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.

 

Melanie Archer posted on 1/14/20

Dad and I send our deepest sympathy to Kenny's family....We miss him already at Park Village...I always enjoyed talking with him...You are in our thoughts and prayers of comfort now and always. Melanie Archer and Clare Blauch

 

Scott Kerr posted on 1/13/20

Jane Beth and family was sorry to hear the loss of your father will miss seeing him down at Park village have good memories of him coming over to the shop whether we were working on his van or he was just visiting, and we always appreciated him keeping an eye on our shop when we weren't open he was a good man and will be missed thoughts and prayers are with you

 

Sherry Miller posted on 1/12/20

Jane, Julie and family, So so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts to all of you.

 

Vickie posted on 1/12/20

i have many good memories of spending time in the Winters house when I was young. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a good uncle to have.

 

Dianne Craigo posted on 1/11/20

So sorry to hear about your dad may he Rest In Peace

 

Kate Capozella posted on 1/11/20

So sorry for your loss.

 

Beth Cardani posted on 1/11/20

Sue, so sorry about your loss. Just know our thoughts & prayers are with you @ this difficult time. Hugs & love to you & your family. ????

 

Bill and Linda Winters posted on 1/11/20

It was always good to see Kenny Show up needing welding done. We have so many great memories. Kenny was a great person and will Be missed a lot. Billy,Linda,Doug,Elizabeth &Jeff Winters

 

Jeff Winters posted on 1/11/20

So sorry for your loss. Kenny and I sure had great times building RC planes and doing all the carpentry projects. I sure enjoyed all of Kenny’s stories and life experiences.

 

Dean Sever posted on 1/11/20

I have many fond memories of Kenney while in my youth of cat fishing trips to Turkey lake and others with him with detailed instruction on how to catch the big ones and how to skin a cat fish and learning the proper technique of carpentry>holding the back of the handle of the hammer for maximum power, sawing a straight line on a board and putting a little grease on screw threads to make them go in easier. (all before the days of power tools!) Kenny was a master story teller and he always left me with a smile on my face. RIP Uncle in that House not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

 

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/11/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Kenneth Winters, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Kenneth Winters, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Irene mccoy posted on 1/11/20

Merri Beth ,Kate and family So very sorry on the loss of your loved one just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers take care and God bless

 

Penny Howard posted on 1/11/20

Kenny and family you will be missed by our Parkvillage family ??

 

Jeannine Park posted on 1/11/20

Sue and Family, i will always fondly remember visiting your house as a kid. I remember your father as a tireless, hard worker who always had time for his children. As someone "new" to the neighborhood. I always felt welcome and enjoyed my time with your family. My condolences to your family.

 

Holly Dickinson posted on 1/10/20

I was very happy happy to have the opportunity to spend time with Kenny at Park Village. Wonderful conversations with Kenny's children expressing what a great father he was.

 

Nancy McDaniel posted on 1/10/20

Uncle Kenny was so much fun. I loved spending time with him and your mother. In addition to being fun, he was kind and helpful. I will miss him. He was one of a kind. In loving memory, Nancy McDaniel

 

Nancy Gross posted on 1/10/20

My prayers for the family during this sad time. Nancy

 

Myrl Anstine posted on 1/10/20

My deepest sympathy to his family. I know he will be missed. He's happy to be with The love of his life again.

 

DeeDee Coutts posted on 1/10/20

Condolences to your family. Sending thoughts and prayers to all. Don and DeeDee

 

Robin brokaw posted on 1/10/20

Suzanne!and family you have are deepest condolences!God bless ..Bruce and Robin Brokaw..

 

Susan Demuth posted on 1/10/20

Sending our Condolences for your loss of Uncle Kenny ! ? May he rest in Peace ? Sincerely , Bobby & Susan Demuth & Family

 

Karen(Beitzel)Welch posted on 1/10/20

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Kenny had such a wit about him and always had that ornery smile. I never knew what to expect him to say next when we talked but I always enjoyed our conversations when we would run into each other. He will certainly be missed!

 

Ted and Amber (Meese) Ricker posted on 1/10/20

We are so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was a wonderful, kind hearted man and a blessing to all who knew him. May God comfort you and give you strength. Our sincerest sympathies and prayers to you all.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 1/10/20

To the Kenny Winters family, He was a very sweet man, knew him from going into Aberths and so very sorry to learn of his passing..Thinking of you all w/prayers.... Carolyn Cua Vaughn

 

Don & Deb Hines posted on 1/10/20

You have our deepest condolences. Prayers to all .

 

Becky Pierce posted on 1/10/20

Julie and family, I am so sorry to see the passing of your father. Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family. Rusty and Becky Pierce

 

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