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William R. Winterhalter

August 4, 1927 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 93)

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William Robert Winterhalter, born August 4, 1927, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in Plain City, Ohio.

Bill was born in Defiance, Ohio and was raised on a farm near Cecil, Ohio. In August, 1948 he married Ramona Jean Price. They raised four children:  Deborah Bush of Defiance, Cheryl Hamilton of Plain City, Vickie Hancock of Toledo, and Marty Winterhalter who is deceased. They were married for 65 years before Ramona passed away in 2014. Bill left the farm in 1950 to pursue a 40 year career at General Motors in Defiance as general labor, and later as supervisor of plant security. He was of strong Catholic faith and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Bill was an avid gardener, he loved to travel, and enjoyed all types of sports. He was a sports enthusiast especially of football, basketball, baseball and all water sports. He was proud of his kids, his eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and  two great-great-grandchildren.

Bill will be laid to rest next to his wife Ramona in a private burial service. Shaffer Funeral Home in Defiance assisted the family with arrangements. 
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