Richard C. “Dick” Winslow, 77, of Norwalk, died early Sunday Morning, Nov. 23, 2008, in Stein Hospice Care Center.
He was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Huron County, son of the late Clessen J. and Mildred (Scheid) Winslow and was a lifelong area resident. He was a 1949 graduate of Monroeville High School where he was in band, orchestra, FFA and was active in 4-H. Dick was a member and former deacon of United Church of Christ in Monroeville, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany during the Korean War.
He served on the Monroeville School Board from 1970-77 and from 1984-87 and had been board president for five years. Dick was a long time member of the Monroeville Athletic Booster Club and served as its president in 1967 and 1968 and was awarded the Distinguished School Board President Award from the Monroeville Schools teaching staff.
He had also served on the EHOVE and Huron school boards for four years. Dick was a member and former adjutant of American Legion Post 547, Monroeville, and was also a member and former vice commander of Firelands Post 2743 VFW, Norwalk. Dick was an active member of the color guard and felt compelled to provide military graveside services for veterans. Dick had also given many speeches and presentations on Americanism to many area schools.
He was a former member of Roby Lodge 534, Monroeville, Monroeville Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Monroeville Kiwanis Club.
Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty L. (Sweet) Winslow of Norwalk; his daughters, Susan (Tom) McDermott of Marion, Ohio, and Karen (Steve) Reer of Monroeville; his sons, Richard C. (Susan) Winslow Jr. of Troy, Mich., Timothy (Diane) Winslow of Willard and Jeffrey Winslow of Huron; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren; and his brother, John (Joyce) Winslow of Gloucester, Va.
Dick was preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Reer and his sister, Rita Wixom.
Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Wayne Chesney will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Monroeville. Military graveside services will be conducted by Firelands Post 2743 VFW and American Legion Post 547, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Winslow family or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.