BOARDMAN Earl C. Winsper Jr., 80, passed away Monday evening at Beeghly Oaks Skilled Nursing Center.
He was born on Sept. 21, 1932, in Canfield, the son of Earl C. and Mary Catherine (Weaver) Winsper Sr.
After attending North Lima School, Earl served from 1953 to 1955 with the Army during the Korean War. He later would serve in the Army Reserves for many years. He worked for Republic Steel and later would work at Giant Eagle.
He enjoyed playing horseshoes and won many horseshoe tournaments around the United States.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his two sisters, Genevive Haddle of Columbiana and Mildred Parsons of Boardman; his aunt and uncle, Alice and William Colbert of North Lima; one niece, Helen Walker of Austintown; and two nephews, Richard Craig of New Middletown and Bobby Craig of Martins Ferry.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, whom he married Aug. 19, 1967, and who passed away June 27, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the North Lima Mennonite Church with Pastor Bob Wengerd officiating.
The family will receive friends an hour prior to the services on Tuesday, April 30, at the church.
Military honors provided by the Ellsworth VFW will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family requests that donations be made in Earls memory to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, or to the North Lima Mennonite Church, 90 Mennonite Drive, North Lima, OH 44452.
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