Edward Monroe Winter

February 08, 1932 ‒ January 30, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Edward Monroe Winter graduated to heaven on January 30, 2015 from his home in Willow Brook Christian Village.

Ed impacted many lives through the years by sharing his experiences of learning, and growing in his relationship with Jesus Christ. We all are thankful for the selfless love he shared with us, and so many others.

Ed is now reaping in heaven what he has sown in earthly sacrifices, small and large. His eyes now behold the glory they were meant to see all along. His breath now gives voice to worship face-to-face with his Savior. His once weak heart now beats strong and steady in the presence of the One who has held it together all along. What Jesus taught him here on earth, through experiences and relationships with the people he loved, have become the foundation for his most passionate adventures, his most masterful projects, and his most awe inspiring discoveries that are only now beginning.

Ed’s experiences started February 8, 1932 in Putien, Fujian, China born of missionary parents Charles and Virginia Winter. Ed’s childhood years were spent in the states but his family returned to China in 1946 where he attended and graduated from Shanghai American High School.

Ed attended Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan where he met his beloved Evelyn Wangerin and they married in August 1953. He entered the Army in December of 1953. Ed spent 13 months in Japan, returning to enroll in Purdue University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and his PhD in Chemical Engineering.

His work career began at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He then spent four years teaching chemical engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Upon returning to Columbus, Ed worked in the Columbia Gas Research Department for 22 years. Moving to Pittsburgh, PA, Ed did contract work for the government with Burns and Roe for 5 years. Upon retirement, Ed and Evelyn moved to a retirement community in Delaware Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn, sons Bruce (Carole) of Midland, MI and Glenn (Eileen) of Stevensville, MI, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister Clara Jean (Dick) Gasvoda of Concord, CA, sister-in-law Nancy of Beverly, MA and many nieces and nephews. His parents and his brother James preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Willow Brook Christian Village, 100 Willow Brook Way South, Delaware, OH on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Terrace Room.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willow Brook Christian Village or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund (heartlandhospicefund.org).

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Ed was a kind- hearted person who always meet you with a loving smile. We always enjoyed seeing him in church and singing in the choir at Bellpoint. He will be deeply missed.

    Our heart and prayers go out to Evelyn and his family.

  • My Uncle Ed,
    Always a soft spoken man, yet very funny. His love for His God and his family was demonstrated in how others treated and respected him.

  • What a great guy, we have many of great moments in choir, men’s group, church and going out to dinner on Good Fridays. Always loved the guy, and looked forward to being around him and his faith. Will b e missed at church and more.

  • I remember Ed told me Mary , If I wake up and I don’t feel the Joy of the Lord I know somethings wrong, and I better hit my knees. Ed was such a kind man, not a man of many words, but thoughtful and humble… My thoughts and prayers with Evelyn and his Family….

  • My Uncle Ed was a very kind man, I always loved his smile and laugh. Mostly always at Uncle Jan ‘s jokes. He and Aunt Evelyn raised two wonderful son’s and his family leadership was admired and highly respected. He will be missed by those left behind but I know he’s watching over the family and singing with the other angel’s!

  • Ed was my husband’s birthday buddy – both were born on February 8th. We will miss his gentle ways, his singing voice in the choir and the friendship he offered us. Happy Birthday Eternal next week, Ed.

  • Ed was a good friend that we met when we first moved to Columbus. We visited a Methodist congregation that worshiped in a local school building and that afternoon Ed was at our door inviting us back and making us feel welcome. We made wonderful friends in this church that made our life richer and for that we thank Ed. We also remember study groups and family outings with he and Evelyn. Ed was one of those people you know God was working through.

  • Ed was a soft spoken man. I really enjoy working with him and Evelyn on our congregation care team. He had some great questions in our adult Sunday school class. I can still hear his laugh and see his smile during our wonderful time in learning about God’s words . He really loved the Lord . I’m glad that God have given him and Evelyn wonderful years together. Not very many people are that lucky to be married for 61 years. I enjoy hearing Ed sing in the choir and he will be miss deeply. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Ed is up there in heaven singing and dancing with everyone . But most of all God his one and only Savior! In Christ, Jodeen Miller 2/2/2015

  • Ed will be missed by his Alpha Tau Omega Brothers from Adrian College. Ed was one of the active members who welcomed me to the Brotherhood of ATO. Ed was always willing to help members adjust to college life and the rigors of study. I enjoyed the stories about his childhood. He helped introduce me to the game of Bridge. Ed attended an Adrian College Homecoming recently. I was fortunate to have spent a few minutes with him discussing the “good old days at AU”. Ed has now joined with many of our other ATO Brothers in the Chapter Eternal. On behalf of our ATO Brothers we offer our condolences to Evelyn and the rest of Ed’s family. Ed will be missed but loving memories are eternal. Sincerely, Jim and Sharon Carlson

  • Wonderful memories of a gentle man of God I first met at the Walk to Emmaus. A quiet and deep faith expressed in his very being.
    John Willis
    Greater Columbus #1
    Table of Mark

  • God Bless/RIP,to ALL who served. Thank YOU for you service in The United States Army,Ed……………….. And Semper Fi.