Walter M. Wintin (1930 - 2013)

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Walter M. Wintin, 82, of Seymour, passed along his way Thursday, July 11, 2013, at his residence.
Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Shelby County, he was the son of Walter M. and Gendron M. Whaley Wintin. On Dec. 27, 1953, in Evansville, he married Billie Mae Willett, who survives.
Mr. Wintin was a member of First United Methodist Church in Seymour.
He was a member of Jackson County Masonic Lodge 146 Free and Accepted Masons, American Legion Post 89, member and past president of Jackson County Retired Teachers Association, member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Society of Indiana Pioneers, previously the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and Spina Bifida Association of Central Indiana.
He was a 1948 graduate of Shelbyville High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had degrees in education and school administration from Indiana State University and Indiana University.
He taught and coached at Warren Central High School in Marion County and at Shields High School and Seymour High School in Seymour. In these positions he taught math, health and physical education. He coached football, wrestling, baseball and basketball. He was athletic director and assistant principal at Seymour High School for 10 years. His total years in education was 35. He was inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches' Association's Hall of Fame in 1980.
His interests were family, friends, church, sports, travel, camping and the outdoors, fishing, canoeing, golf, Boy Scouts of America and spending time with his family and friends.
Besides his wife, Billie, he is survived by his children, David A. (Carole) Wintin, Frank W. (Kristin) Wintin and Walter R. (Heidi) Wintin; grandchildren, Joshua (Cresta) Wintin, Mary Wintin, Sarah Wintin (Frank) Guthrie, Jared (Alli) Wintin, Matthew Wintin, RaeAnn Wintin, Lawyer Wintin, Sophie Kreis and Liam Kreis; and great-
grandchildren, Cohen Wintin, Campbell Wintin and Evelyn Guthrie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank N. Wintin; sisters, Jennie Jo Bush and Roberta Griggs; an infant sister, Miriam Wintin; and brothers-in-law, Bill Bush and Bob Griggs.
A memorial service will be held at Voss Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Sandy Cooper officiating. Friends may call at Voss from 2:30 p.m. Tuesday until time of service. There will be a Masonic service at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be given to the Spina Bifida Association of Central Indiana or First United Methodist Church Building Fund through the funeral home.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Tri-County Crematory, owned and operated by Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at
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Voss and Sons Funeral Service
316 N. Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
(812) 522-5558
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Published in Tribune from July 12 to July 16, 2013
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