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Steven P. Wintz, 56, Batesville, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.
Born May 22, 1960, in Batesville, he was the son of Geraldine (Goyert) and Robert Wintz. He married Tammi Blair June 15, 1985, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris.
He was manager of the Batesville Water Utility and worked there for 39 years, and was a member of St. Louis Church.
When you'd see Steve, it was probably on his bike, walking or on his motorcycle. Although he had been across the country on his motorcycle, you'd typically see him on his bike, riding to and from work as well as in the evenings after work with his grandson. During the summer months, he and Tammi could often be seen on the walking paths around town and he'd go hiking in the mountains whenever he had the chance.
His family teased that he didn't like having to pay to have something done, so from remodeling a house to working on and restoring cars, there wasn't much he couldn't do.
Family was important to Steve. He enjoyed camping and his family fondly remembers yearly trips to Myrtle Beach during fall break and St. Joseph, Michigan, during the summer. He was able to coach Becca in basketball from fourth grade until high school and never missed a game. Friday nights he and Tammi would go to the movies, usually letting Tammi pick what they'd see. The recent birth of their first grandchild made Steve a proud grandpa and little Bronson stole his heart.
Steve is survived by his wife; daughters Allison (William) Baum, Batesville, Becca Wintz, Tucson, Arizona, and Brooke Wintz, Batesville; son Jason (Billeigh) Wintz, Reno, Nevada; parents Geraldine "Jerry" and Bob Wintz, sister Joanne Dickman and brothers Jim and Sam Wintz, all of Batesville; grandson Bronson Baum; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Tuesday, April 11, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at St. Louis Church with the Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. It was Steve's wishes to be cremated following services and a private committal will be held. The family requests memorials to the Batesville Parks Department or Batesville EMS 10.
Published on April 9, 2017
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