Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vernon J. Winner (April 23, 2011)

Mr. Vernon J. Winner, age 90 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 23, 2011 at 5:25 PM at the Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. He was born January 16, 1921 north of Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late Herman and Loretta (Luthman) Winner. He was raised in McCartysville and then spent his adult life in Versailles. He was a Seaman 1st Class in the United States Coast Guard.

He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, member of the Versailles K. of C., member of the Versailles Eagles and American Legion, he was a Distributor and Server for Mass at St. Denis, Former President of VDA, past Chairman of Poultry Days, Past President of Versailles Industrial Park, operated various businesses and restaurants in the area such as: the former Chick Inn Restaurant, in the 50’s along with Bill Bohman owned and operated Frenchies Restaurant in Versailles, owned the Tastee Freeze in Versailles & Piqua, formerly owned Del-Win Lanes (Bowling Lanes), in the 70’s he was personnel Manager for Argosy manufacturing in Versailles & later managed Frenchies & Versailles Hotel for Carl Subler.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Dorothy F. (Kremer) Winner on June 21 1999 whom he married April 11, 1945; Grandson: Brett A. Oliver; Granddaughter: Michelle (Shelly) Buxton; Brother: Ernest Winner; Sisters: Treva McKim, Mary Ann Schmitmeyer.

He is survived by his sons & daughters in law: Larry & Cheryl Winner of Dublin, Ohio, J.D. (John) & Julie Winner of Troy, Ohio, Michael & Ann Winner of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters & sons in law: Beverly & Robert Mayer of Lawrenceville, GA., Jean & David Buxton of Versailles, Ohio, Kay & James Poeppleman of Versailles, Ohio, LouAnn Lowe of Raleigh, N.C., Renee & Steve Miller of Richmond, Indiana; 32 grandchildren; 15 Great grandchildren; sisters & brothers in law: Louise “Lou” & Purcell Grilliot of Versailles, Ohio, Betty & Don Nutt of Vandalia, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM on Thursday April 28, 2011 at St. Denis Catholic Church 14 E. Wood Street, Versailles, Ohio with Rev. Fr. David Vincent-Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday April 27, 2011 and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Thursday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Veterans Graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Life Squad.