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“Kim, Rich, and Kevin, So sorry for your loss, My prayers and thoughts are with you all. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Shelley McKiver-Lewis - Marshall, MI

“Kim, Rich, and Kevin I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you all & hope your memories will help you through this difficult time. ...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Carver-Neal - Albion, MI

“R.I.P. Ron, to a good brother and friend. May you rest in peace. Love your little brother. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Rich winchell - dayton, TN

“My condolences to the Winchell family. We were neighbors when we were kids, living on Butterfield. I remember Ron as being a fun-loving young man -...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff and Kris (Moon) Morris - MI

“I am so very sorry we lost a great man. He will be missed so very much by his friends and family. RIP ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Grace Mauro-Wilson - Burlington, MI

“Dear uncle Ron, We know your in a better place now where you can remember only the good memories. Just hope you know how much I miss you &...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Krystal winchell - graysville, TN

“To the Winchell Family ! Ron is at piece remember the good times when he was a Son, Brother, Father, Family, or just a Friend. I can remember the...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff & Carol Morris - Tekonsha, MI

“Kim, Rich and Kevin I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Phyllis ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Phyllis Gresly - Marshall, MI

“May your memories comfort you during this very difficult time. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Thomas - Marshall, MI

“Thoughts and Prayers to our friends Kim and Rich,...We are there for you guys,..Whatever you need in this troubled time. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin and Michelle Magee - WI

“Remember we Love you kids and we will always be there for you. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Fred and Pam Nelson - MI

“My sympathies to the Winchell family at your recent loss. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Marilyn O'Connell - Stevensville

“Ralph , Ron will surely be missed by all of us and we greatly enjoyed his joking and his smile at the Whistle Stop. His famous words (two to go!)...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Vaughn - MI

“RIP Mr. Winchell. Kevin, we are thinking of you, bud. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Timothy D Toney - Marshall, MI

“I Love you always big Brother, Your finally at peace, ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Worden - Athens, MI

“Ron was my "little" brother and my hero. I didn't understand all that he went through with PTSD, but I love him forever. I'm sorry for you Kim and...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dennis and Mary Hay - Nashville, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Mark Shreve - Huntington, WV


Ronald Gene Winchell, age 62, of East Leroy and formerly of the Olivet area died at his home on May 27, 2012. Mr. Winchell was born on October 3, 1949 in Olivet to Frank E. and Helen (Morris) Winchell. He grew up in the Olivet area and worked as a Dairy Farmer on the family farm. Following his graduation from Olivet High School, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He returned to the family farm and worked there until the mid-1980's. He then became an Airplane Mechanic working in Charlotte, Michigan and then in Texas. For a short time Ronald had worked as a Security Guard for the Veterans Administration in California. On March 8, 1969, he married the former Marilyn Shreve in Marshall at the Zion Lutheran Church. That marriage ended in divorce. Ron was a regular at the Whistle Stop Tavern in Burlington where he enjoyed hanging out with his many friends. He enjoyed traveling around the United States. He was a handyman and loved working on motors of all kinds. Ron was an avid fisherman. For many years, he volunteered as a Peer Mentor and Counselor at the V.A. Center in Battle Creek. He is survived by a daughter, Kimberly (Richard) Murry of Menominee, Michigan; a son, Kevin Winchell of Ontario, Canada; brothers and sisters, Barb Dunham of Battle Creek, Mary (Denny) Hay of Nashville, MI, Ralph (Denise) Winchell of Burlington, Shirley Worden of Athens and Richard Winchell of TN. Private services for the family are being planned. Arrangements are by the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Marshall. Friends who wish may make memorial contribution to the Ronald G. Winchell Memorial Fund. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. To leave a personal message, please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com...

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