Cloid "Don" Windmiller
- April 25, 1927 - July 28, 2011
- Amherst, Ohio
of Cloid "Don"'s Passing
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“My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Mr Windmiller was my softball coach for the Pacers, back in the 1970's. He was a sweet kind man with...Read More »
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“I know him as "Uncle Cloid". I have great memories from shared vacations both east and west and several summertime and holiday visits. Always had...Read More »
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“Don was a great friend to the community of Amherst and a very learned letter writer. He was one of my pest supporters when I was on Council in...Read More »
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“Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Windmiller. It was always a pleasure to talk with him and to print his excellent letters in The...Read More »
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Cloid “Don” Windmiller, age 84, of Amherst, died on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home. He had been ill since May.
He was born on April 25, 1927, in Linn Grove, Indiana to the late Charles and Inez (nee Monce) Windmiller. He graduated from Central High School in North Manchester, Indiana in 1945. A Cleveland State graduate, he had earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1969.
In 1945, he enlisted in the US Navy. He served during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. Then in 1951 he was called again to serve the Navy and respectfully did so.
He worked at the Ford Headquarters in Detroit, and in 1957 was transferred to the Lorain Assembly Plant. He worked there until the Avon Lake Plant was being prepared to open, and he was transferred there. He worked at Ford as an industrial engineer for just over 33 years, retiring in 1989.
He regularly wrote letters to the editor of The Morning Journal newspaper, spending much time researching facts and topics about politics to support his views. He also was an avid reader. He and his wife, Norma, spent many years golfing together. He loved his grandchildren and spent much time with them.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma (nee Graham), his sons, William, of Marion, OH and Scott (Laura), of Dodge, Wisconsin; his daughter, Mary Jo (Kurt) Shalkhauser, of Amherst; his grandchildren, Amanda, Jacob and Lucas Shalkhauser; his brother, Arthur (Patricia), of Ossian, IN and a sister-in-law, Donna Windmiller, of Fort Wayne, IN.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale.
The family invites friends to join them at a memorial service on Wednesday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m., at Old Stone United Methodist Church, 553 S. Main Street, Amherst. Pastor Dan Reinke will officiate. Inurnment will be held on Thursday, August 4, at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH.
Contributions, if desired, may be made in his memory to Old Stone United Methodist Church, 553 S. Main Street, Amherst, OH 44001.
Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.dovinreberjones.com.