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Robert M. Wintz, 89, Batesville, died Friday, June 30, 2017, at his home.
Born June 5, 1928, in Batesville, he was the son of Matilda (Benz) and Joseph Wintz. He married Geraldine Goyert Jan. 11, 1958, at St. Louis Catholic Church.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterwards, he worked security at Hillenbrand Industries for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2008. He was a member of Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 and St. Louis Church.
Bob liked being outdoors and being active. Most days you would see Bob and Jerry riding their bikes in town and they enjoyed visiting several of the state parks in the area, including Clifty Falls and Brown County, often. He also liked working in his yard and gardening, raising mainly tomatoes and green peppers in recent years. Bob followed the Reds and enjoyed relaxing on his back porch and attending his grandkids' activities and sporting events.
He is survived by his wife; daughter Joanne (Bruce) Dickman; sons Jim (Vicky) and Sam (Denise) Wintz; and daughter-in-law Tammi Wintz, all of Batesville; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son Steve, granddaughter Laura Dickman and sisters Helen Peters, Lillian Wallpe and Margaret Moorman.
Visitation is Wednesday, July 5, from 9-11 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with the Rev. Paul Walsman, OFM, officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 and Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 183. The family requests memorials to Prell-Bland American Legion or the Batesville Parks and Recreation Department.
Published on July 1, 2017
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