WAPAKONETA — Carl Clark Wintzer, 61, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday, morning, Dec. 29, 2016, at his home.
was born March 2, 1955, in Lima, the son of Frederick Stone and Mary
Alice (Spar) Wintzer, who preceded him in death. On May 29, 1982, he
married Denise M. Gren, and she survives.
Other survivors include,
three children, Marcus (Lauren) Wintzer of Wapakoneta, Sarah Wintzer of
Wapakoneta and Julie Wintzer (Shawn) Gossard of Columbus; a grandson,
Gideon Wintzer; three brothers, Gustave S. (Deborah) Wintzer of
Wapakoneta, Dr. Christopher L. (Elena) Wintzer of Tucson, Arizona, and
William James “Jim” (Cyndie) Wintzer of Westerville; his mother-in-law,
Marjorie Brentlinger of Wapakoneta; two brothers-in-law, Daniel (Diane)
Gren and Fred Gren, both of Wapakoneta; nieces and nephews, Kirsten
(Andrew) Walters, Kasey (Daniel) Allen, Gustave Sean Wintzer, Jennifer
(Floren) Ilin, Nicky Wintzer, Sophia (Hector) Moreno, Kadie (Dexter)
Larrimore, Douglas Wintzer, Chelsea Wintzer, Ryan (Tess) Gren, Eddie
Gren, Kristin (Ryan) McDonald, and Kevin Gren; as well as, several great
nieces and great nephews.
Carl began working in 1978 at G.A.
Wintzer & Son Co. of Wapakoneta and served as Vice-President. A 1973
graduate of Wapakoneta High School, Carl received a full scholarship to
Miami University where he played football and participated in the
Tangerine Bowl before going on to graduate in 1977. A very active member
of the First United Methodist Church, he sang in the Chancel Choir
while serving on several committees. Carl was actively engaged and
participated in many organizations in our community. He served on the
Board of Directors at Home Savings & Loan Co. and WAEDC. He was the
President of the Greenlawn Cemetery Assn. and past President of the
Wapakoneta County Club, where he had once shot a hole-in-one. He served
as the President and a longtime board member of the Fats & Proteins
Research Foundation where he was active on various committees within the
National Renderers Assn. Carl loved to keep in touch with his former
teammates at Miami University and still, to this day, holds the
Wapakoneta High School record for the shot put. He broke the record his
first time stepping foot on the field. Watching high school sporting
events, traveling the world, riding his Harley out in the country and
cruising around town in his ’73 Camaro were a few of the small things
that brought him joy. When he seemed to be happiest though, was when he
was over at the Log House, on Grand Lake St. Marys, taking the kids for
boat rides and spending time with his family and friends.
services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the First United
Methodist Church Wapakoneta, with Rev. Dr. Kimberly Pope Seiberling
officiating. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta.
was held on Monday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln
Ave., Wapakoneta, and one hour prior to the service, Tuesday at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bayliffandeleyfh.com.