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Obituary: Wintz, William H.

Fri., Aug. 29, 2014

Age 82

WINTZ, William H. Chaplain William Howard Wintz, 82, passed away on August 20, 2014 at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.

Bill Wintz was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 12, 1931 and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Gentle in demeanor and attentive to others, Bill served as vice president to his senior class and was voted homecoming king at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach.

He attended the University of Florida and joined both Sigma Nu fraternity, serving as its chaplain, and Scabbard and Blade, a military honor society.

Wintz earned a B.S.

in Business Administration and Personal Management in 1954 and married Jeananne Long in1955.

Wintz family attended Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and served pastorates at Providence Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, and First Christian Churches in Fort Meyers and Lake Worth, Florida, and Uhrichsville, Ohio.

He then moved to Hot Springs, South Dakota in 1969 to begin his 38-year career as chaplain at Hot Springs Veterans Administration Hospital and Domiciliary.

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, Bill enjoyed golfing and family camping.

The couple’s greatest joy was a life of worship and Bill and Jeananne instilled in their five children an enduring faith and love of Jesus Christ.

Chaplain Wintz retired from the VA in 2007 and moved to Spokane, Washington to be closer to family.

Chaplain Wintz is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeananne; their five children: Greg Wintz (Lynda), Allison Kytonen (Jim), Sharon Theroux (Mark), Mary Miller (Richard), and Bethany Chamberlain (David); their grandchildren (Colin, Camille, Caleb, [Deanna), Daniel [May] Garrison, Anna, Caitlin, Olivia, Luke, Hannah, Leah, and Rebecca, one great-grandchild (Clementine); and his eldest brother, Harold Wintz.

His visitation service will be held at Linwood Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 6525 N. Monroe St, Spokane, WA from noon to 2 PM on Friday, August 29, 2014.

Burial will follow at 3 PM at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake, WA.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3 PM at Linwood Seventh Day Adventist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Bill’s honor may be made to Spokane Federal Credit Union and gifts will be distributed to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Operation Blessing.

Those friends and family members unable to attend this memorial to Bill Wintz’s life are asked to read and meditate on Roman 8:28, and John 14: 1-10, two of his favorite scriptures.


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