On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Donald Owen Winemiller, loving husband and father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, left this life to be with the Lord at the age of 93.
Donald was born January 5, 1928 in Crestline, Ohio to Paul and Glenna (Lohr) Winemiller. He was the oldest of four children, including Mary (Bigler), Paul known as Sonny, and Elaine (Rusk).
He lived through the Great Depression as a young boy, graduated Crestline High School 1945 and entered the Navy June, 1945. He served the United States in the pacific on the U.S.S. Mt Baker munition ship.
After discharge from the Navy, he began his education at The Ohio State University, where he made the freshman football team.
He married the love of his life, Diane Ruth (Calendine) Winemiller on November 23, 1968. Don and Diane had two children, Daughter, Robyn (and Matt) Fletcher and son, Matthew (and Dawn) Winemiller.; grandchildren, Michael Parchem, Erika (Tyler Myers), Emilee Fletcher, Brianna (Noah Watkins), Brayden and Bryson; great-grandchildren, Lukas Parchem, Brooke, Sadie and Grace Myers.
Don had a long and varied career, traveling the world as part of the experience.
His greatest achievement, he would tell you, was the day he made Jesus Christ his Savior, November 11, 1973.
A private memorial service will be held. Werner Gompf Funeral Services, ltd, 1106 Park Ave. East, Mansfield, is handling the arrangements.
Online condolences at www.wernergompf.com
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