The Washington Times-Herald


September 22, 2013

Virgil Wininger

BEDFORD — Virgil L. Wininger, 77, formerly of Washington, died at 4:39 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Sept. 26, 1935, in Washington, he was the son of Harold and Dovie (Purdue) Wininger.

He was a 1953 graduate of Washington High School and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a founding board member of the Loogootee Little League baseball and a past member of the Washington Church of Christ. He attended the Donica Church of God in Bedford and was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

He is survived by one daughter, Kim Duncan of Bedford; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Brenda Wininger of Loogootee, Jamie and Trudy Wininger of Troy, Ill., and Christopher and Judi Wininger of South Dakota; 14 grandchildren, Michael (Jill) Wininger of Loogootee, Nicole (Patrick) Brundage of Marietta, Ga., Mary Ann Wininger, Olivia Wininger, both of Loogootee, Mercedes Wininger and Jayce Wininger, both of Odon, Tiana Wininger and Alexia Wininger, both of South Dakota, Stephen (Jessica) Wininger, Christopher Wininger, Eleanor Wininger, and Thomas May, all of Illinois, Bryce (Katie) Wininger of Fort Riley, Kan., and Courtney Duncan of Bedford; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard "Buzz" Wininger of Washington, and James Wininger of Elnora.

His wife, Eleanor (McBride) Wininger, whom he married Dec. 24, 1954, died April 19, 2007. He is also preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Peggy Adams.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with Bro. Pat Kelly officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be given in memory of Virgil to the Loogootee Little League, 105 Garrett Ave., Loogootee, IN 47553

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