Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Mickey "Mick" Ginter, 72, Saint Marys, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at his residence.
He was born October 11, 1944, in Lima, the son of Joseph and Naomi (Fisher) Ginter.
He married Evelyn Addis and she preceded him in death. He married Wilma Makley, and she survives in Saint Marys. He married Janie Miller on July 3, 2012 and she survives at the residence.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Ginter of Saint Marys; by his former wife, Wilma Makley of Saint Marys; by his children: Delight (Cliff) Damron of Saint Marys; Doreen (Mike) Freewalt of Saint Marys; Deborah (Ron) Sawmiller of Saint Marys; Mick (Linda) Ginter, Jr. of Saint Marys; Donnie (Angel) Ginter of Saint Marys; Naomi (Darrell) Fenwick of Saint Marys; Bonnie (Efraim) Lopez of Saint Marys; Samantha (Shawn) Miller of Rockford, Ohio; Rickey (Alicia Wagner) Ginter of Saint Marys. He is survived by his step-children: George Slone of Saint Marys; Larry (Sarah) Slone of Bluffton, Ohio; Maria "Sis" (Kevin) Sholler of Mayleen, Alabama; Michael (Jill Ballweg) Miller of Saint Marys; Barbara Miller of Celina; Tonya (Tony) Gonzales of Adamsville, Alabama; Leon (Nina Overley) Wallace of Saint Marys; Cody (Ashley) Wallace of Saint Marys. He is survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He is survived by his siblings: Charles (Joyce) Ginter of Saint Marys; George (Carolyn) Ginter of Sidney; Jeanette Mack of Saint Marys; Larry "Chub" (Kathy) Huston of Saint Marys; Jeff (Tammy) Longsworth of Saint Marys; Tony (Sharon) Gross, Sr. of Saint Marys; Darlene Bowman of Springfield, Ohio; Robin Studer of Rockford; Carol "Sis" Ginter of Saint Marys; Roy Goodwin of Saint Marys. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Hope Ginter of Saint Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Ginter and Naomi Ginter Huston Longsworth; by his siblings: Joseph Ginter; Roy Ginter; Bill Ginter; Terry Ginter; Randy Longs-worth; Les Longsworth; Jimmy Ginter; Linda Alsup. He was preceded in death by his grandchildren: Felicia Slone; Raymond Miller Whetsel; Dalton Prater; Jessica Ginter. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Eli Young.
He retired from the Saint Marys Foundry after 23 years of service. He enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and was a member of the Chained Eagles. He liked to fish and hunt and was a great backyard mechanic. He loved watching NASCAR and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. He was a fan of University of Michigan football.
Funeral rites will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to Auglaize County Special Olympics.