Wyckoff, Winston L. Jr.
BURBANK Winston L. Wyckoff Jr., 75, of Burbank, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at his home.
Friends may call at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, on Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the time of the service.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Wooster Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster 44691 or to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster 44691.
Winston was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Bedford, Ohio to Winston and LaVonne (Grill) Wyckoff Sr.
He was a graduate of Wooster High School in 1948.
He married Marilyn (Kelbly) Wyckoff on Dec. 28, 1952. She survives.
He was a farmer and a long time resident of Burbank, Ohio, where he and Marilyn raised their three children.
Winston served in the Navy and was an active member of his community.
He was a past president of the following organizations: The Ohio Cattlemen's Association, the Wayne County Cattlemen's Association, The Ohio Beef Marketing Council, The Ohio Potato Growers Association, The Wayne County Potato Growers Association, The North Central Local School Board and the Wooster Equity.
He was also on the Wooster Auto Club Board and was a member of the Creston Lions Club. For more than 40 years, he was a part of the Northwest 11 Farm Council and for 50 years played cards with the same group of friends.
One of Winston's proudest moments came when he was honored with being the first person in Wayne County to ring the County's Bicentennial Bell in 2003. He received the honor for having the longest operating family farm in Wayne County. The farm has been in the family since 1812 (seven generations). Winston, even at the age of 75 was still farming daily with his son, Winston III.
In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is survived by his children, David (Stephanie) Wyckoff of Hilliard, Winston (Christine) Wyckoff III of Burbank and Janice Wyckoff of Sullivan. His sister, Jane Wyckoff Watson of Shaker Heights and his four grandchildren, Winston IV, Olivia, Wyatt and Blake.
Winston was preceded in death by his parents.
[Source: The Daily Record (Wooster) Obituaries, January 17, 2006]