Winzeler, Joan

Written by David Green.

Joan M. Winzeler, 74, of Orchard St., Morenci, died Jan. 10, 2006 at Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, Fla.

She was born Sept. 5, 1931 in Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of Gerald and Marie (Estel) Schaffner. She married Robert Winzeler on May 22, 1951 in Fayette, and he survives.

Joan was a homemaker who lived in the Morenci and Fayette areas all her life. She worked at Winzeler’s 5¢ -$1.00 Store in Morenci, which was co-owned by her husband and his brother, James Winzeler. She was a member of the Morenci election board and enjoyed doing volunteer work at Stair Public Library and with the HOSTS program at Morenci Elementary School. She was a member of Morenci Trinity Lutheran Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Cindy (and Darren) Schmucker of Morenci; one son, Jeff (and Connie) Winzeler of Dublin, Ohio; four grandchildren, Monica and Mitchell Schmucker and Gracie and Mason Winzeler and a brother, Richard (and Joanne) Schaffner of Port Sanilac. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Raymond Schaffner.

Funeral services were Jan. 14 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor James Heffner officiating. Burial will follow in Lime Creek Cemetery in Medina Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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