Robert J Winson, SR

  • BORN: November 3, 1921
  • DIED: January 28, 2018
  • LOCATION: Sandusky, Ohio

Robert J. Winson, Sr., 96, of Sandusky, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky following a lengthy illness.

Robert was born November 3, 1921 in Amherst, OH, and had been a Sandusky resident for the past 25 years moving from Vermilion.

He was a veteran of the Air Force serving during World War II.

Robert retired as an Expeditor from Thew Shovel in Lorain after 31 years of service. After his retirement, he worked as a custodian for Amherst Schools.

He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Amherst, VFW Post 2529 Sandusky, and was Sergeant of the B Wing at the Ohio Veterans Home. He enjoyed painting, playing BINGO, being around animals, spending time with his family, dining out, and watching wrestling and college football. He was active in Alcoholics Anonymous and started the meetings at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky and worked in the rec hall and the gift shop.

He is survived by his daughters, Joyce Marie Winson and Kathy Reaser, both of Vermilion; grandchildren, Robert Doman, USN stationed in Japan and Brittney (Brandon) Gregg of Grove City; great grandchildren, Brayden and Bryson Gregg; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Julia (nee Kotora) Winson; parents, Alfred and Elsie (nee Bahl) Winson; sons, Robert Winson, Jr. and David Allen Winson; infant daughter; brother, Glen Winson; and sister, Virginia Gauman.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11 am at the funeral home. Chaplain Paul Birmingham from the Ohio Veterans Home will officiate. Entombment will follow at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron where the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors.

Joyce and Kathy would like to thank the staff at the Ohio Veterans Home and especially the staff of Seacrest 3 North for their kind and compassionate care of their dad.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Legion Post 83, 3615 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Online condolences may be made at

  • February 01, 2018
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • February 02, 2018
    11:00 AM
  • Riddle Funeral Home
  • 5345 South Street
  • Vermilion, OH 44089
  • Get Directions
Graveside Service
  • February 02, 2018
    11:45 AM
  • Meadow Green Memorial Park
  • 2602 Bogart Rd.
  • Huron, OH 44839
  • Get Directions


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