May 27, 1948 - November 14, 2016
Sammie Michael “Windy” Winchester, 68, of Muncie, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Monday, November 14, 2016. He was born on May 27, 1948, in Albany, Kentucky, a son of the late William “Bill” and Irene (Ballenger) Denny. Mike was a 1966 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. He attended Tri-State University and Lincoln Technical Institute. On May 3, 1969 Mike married his life-long love, Madonna Cole. He worked 30 years at Chrysler Corporation in New Castle. Mike was a friend to everyone. He always had a joke and was always there to help you fix anything. He enjoyed rebuilding cars and motorcycles as well as fishing, scuba diving and racing. Mike was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Muncie. He and his wife loved rescuing St. Bernards including his long-term companion Max. The thing Mike enjoyed most was spending time in Grandpa’s workshop, where payments were made with hugs and kisses for Poppie. Those cherishing his memory include his loving wife of 47 years, Madonna (Cole) Winchester; three children, Steven Michael (wife: Tammy) Winchester of Muncie, Ashleih Sean Bertram (fiancé: Greg Cauble) of Fishers and Aaron Blaine Winchester (husband: Jeremy Frodge) of Carmel; nine grandchildren, Sara Winchester, Megan (husband: Chad) Williams, Tiffany Winchester, Sheriton Winchester, Tallinna and Phillip Rucker, Mariah Bertram and Kayden Wright, and Trenton Winchester; three great-grandchildren, McKinley, Piper and Phoebe; a former daughter-in-law, Jennifer Waters; a brother, Jeff Winchester of New Castle; a sister, Beth (husband: Wayne) Schaffter of Anderson; two brothers-in-law, William “Bill” Cowan of Losantville and Jim Cole of New Castle and his daughter, Tanya Cole of Kokomo and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his biological father, William Samuel Winchester; a sister, Barbara “Sue” Cowan and a sister-in-law, Adelaide Cole. The family will receive friends from 4 - 8 pm Friday, November 18, 2016 at Sproles Family Funeral Home in New Castle with cremation to follow. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Sproles Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be offered to the St. Bernard Rescue Foundation, www.saintrescue.org. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Sammie Michael Winchester.
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