Howard “Chip” W. Winzeler, 85

Howard William “Chip” Winzeler, age 85, of Bryan, Ohio passed away on June 16, 2024 at his home. He was born April 20, 1939 in Bryan.

Chip is survived by his wife, Karen, whom he married on June 23, 2007. His surviving sisters are, Margy (Ron) Garnett and Barbara Winzeler, who reside in Naples, Florida. He is also survived by his children, Curtis (Jackie) Winzeler, of Springboro, Ohio, Melissa (Kenneth) Brock, of Stryker, and Sarah Winzeler and her fiancé, Deron Eicher, of Bryan. His stepchildren are Corby Jackson and Sarah Jackson, of Bryan and Erin Pearce, of Carthage, North Carolina. He has been blessed with 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, including Mycah Smith, who he helped raise with Karen. Chip was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lucy (Goodall) Winzeler.

Chip received his high school diploma from Bryan High School in 1957. While in school he took part in track and field sports. He attended the University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University.

He worked for Ohio Art Company in purchasing and sales for 25 years. Following his retirement from Ohio Art, he was involved with investing and stock market analysis. He served as a Williams County Commissioner from 1973 to 1975.

He had an interest in learning about other cultures and hosted American Field Service (AFS) exchange students from New Zealand, Norway, Yugoslavia, Germany and Paraguay.

For many years he kept a home at Clear Lake, Indiana and enjoyed boating and water skiing with family and friends.

His hobbies included classic cars, collecting antiques, racquetball, bowling, target shooting, and tennis. For many years he took part in the Bryan Parks & Recreation tennis tournaments. More recently, Chip and Karen enjoyed their two dogs, Tilly and Ginger, who were very special to him.

The family will be having a private service. Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan has been entrusted with her arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to St. Patrick Catholic School, Williams County Humane Society, or the Bryan Area Foundation.

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