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Richard Wynkoop

July 28, 2022

Richard Wynkoop

Lordy Days! – Dick is in Heaven!

Everyone that knew Dick will certainly remember his favorite sayings (and he had a lot of them). Some of his favorites were: “God willing, and the Creek don’t rise,” “Don’t take no wooden nickels,” “Lordy Days,” “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go asunder,” “You rang,” and “Hey kid!”

Richard (Dick, Dickie) Keith Wynkoop, 83, was born on June 23, 1939 and peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2022 after a valiant year long fight with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Born in Vickery to his late parents, George and Wilma Wynkoop, Dick was 1957 graduate of Townsend High School and attended Bowling Green State University.

He was a member of West Hartland United Methodist Church for many years. His faith was integral to his way of life. He did not miss church, attended Bible studies, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and helped out in any way he could.

He is survived by his wife Dottie of 53 years; daughter, Sheri (Billy Thomas); daughter, Veronica “Ronnie” (Chris Meyer); son, Jeff (Rebecca Hoffman); daughter, Sally Hardie and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Lloyd and Bill Wynkoop along with his sister, Judi Lambrite.

Dick worked at Kroger and Good Year Tire in his early years and then eagerly retired from Ford Motor Company after 30-plus years. He continued to “work” helping a friend with farming and delivering parts for Napa. In his retirement, he found his true calling at Sheri’s Coffee House as “The Muffin Man”, “Parking Lot Monitor”, and “The Delivery Guy.” Many a day, he could be found imparting his wisdom to anyone he came across in Norwalk.

His hobbies included acting in local plays, talking to everyone in his path, walking (and counting his steps), traveling, fishing (at least talking about going fishing), and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events where he vocally let every ref know when they made the wrong call. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan until recently when visiting his daughter in Hilton Head. Dick became a Braves fan and appreciated their lack of name change unlike that other baseball team. He was an American history buff and especially enjoyed the Native American Indians and Civil War period. He participated in many Relay for Life Events and also volunteered at the Norwalk Area food bank.

A celebration of Life gathering will be held, Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home, 314 East Main St., Norwalk, OH.

The family appreciates any donations in Dick’s memory to be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org.

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Lordy Days! – Dick is in Heaven!

Everyone that knew Dick will certainly remember his favorite sayings (and he had a lot of them). Some of his favorites were: “God willing, and the Creek don’t rise,” “Don’t take no wooden nickels,” “Lordy Days,” “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go asunder,” “You rang,” and “Hey kid!”

Richard (Dick, Dickie) Keith Wynkoop, 83, was born on June 23, 1939 and peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2022 after a valiant year long fight with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Born in Vickery to his late parents, George and Wilma Wynkoop, Dick was 1957 graduate of Townsend High School and attended Bowling Green State University.

He was a member of West Hartland United Methodist Church for many years. His faith was integral to his way of life. He did not miss church, attended Bible studies, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and helped out in any way he could.

He is survived by his wife Dottie of 53 years; daughter, Sheri (Billy Thomas); daughter, Veronica “Ronnie” (Chris Meyer); son, Jeff (Rebecca Hoffman); daughter, Sally Hardie and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Lloyd and Bill Wynkoop along with his sister, Judi Lambrite.

Dick worked at Kroger and Good Year Tire in his early years and then eagerly retired from Ford Motor Company after 30-plus years. He continued to “work” helping a friend with farming and delivering parts for Napa. In his retirement, he found his true calling at Sheri’s Coffee House as “The Muffin Man”, “Parking Lot Monitor”, and “The Delivery Guy.” Many a day, he could be found imparting his wisdom to anyone he came across in Norwalk.

His hobbies included acting in local plays, talking to everyone in his path, walking (and counting his steps), traveling, fishing (at least talking about going fishing), and attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events where he vocally let every ref know when they made the wrong call. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan until recently when visiting his daughter in Hilton Head. Dick became a Braves fan and appreciated their lack of name change unlike that other baseball team. He was an American history buff and especially enjoyed the Native American Indians and Civil War period. He participated in many Relay for Life Events and also volunteered at the Norwalk Area food bank.

A celebration of Life gathering will be held, Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. at Evans Funeral Home, 314 East Main St., Norwalk, OH.

The family appreciates any donations in Dick’s memory to be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org.

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Diana Salsberry

Norwalk, OH, United States
August 01, 2022

Dick was one of the nicest people I knew and I will surely miss seeing him. But, I rejoice that he is with our Savior! Praying for all the family.

Howard & Wendy Wilde

Norwalk, OH, USA
August 01, 2022

Always enjoyed talking with Dick.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Dot and the rest of the family.