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Philip Winkler

April 12, 1951 — May 14, 2022

Tampa

Philip Keith Winkler, 71, passed away unexpectedly on May 14, 2022 while mountain biking with friends in North Carolina. He was born to John and Joan (Ott) Winkler on April 12, 1951. He graduated from Parkway High School in 1969, received his Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University and Doctor of Optometry from The Ohio State University. Phil and Ruth (Kreachbaum) were married on June 16, 1979 and have lived in Florida since 1986 where they both practiced optometry. He is survived by his wife Ruth, children Ian and Dustin, sister Sharon Soliday (H. James Pierce III, M.D.), sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kay and Bill Scott, and cousins Glenda Wampler, Valerie Petit, Deanna Lynn, Karen Schrider Baer and Michelle Shrider Tackett.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 West First Street, Rockford, Ohio 45882.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 West First Street, Rockford, Ohio 45882. A celebration of life reception will be held immediately after the service on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Rockford United Methodist Church, 202 South Franklin Street, Rockford, Ohio 45882.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Philip's memory may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.ketchamripley.com

An additional celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 10, 2022 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Arbor Greene Community Clubhouse, 18000 Arbor Greene Drive, Tampa, Florida 33647.



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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 17, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home

111 W 1st St, Rockford, OH 45882

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Visitation

Friday, June 17, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home

111 W 1st St, Rockford, OH 45882

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Funeral Home

Saturday, June 18, 2022

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home

111 W 1st St, Rockford, OH 45882

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Celebration of Life Reception

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rockford United Methodist

202 S Franklin St, Rockford, OH 45882

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Arbor Greene Community Clubhouse

18000 Arbor Greene Dr, Tampa, FL 33647

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