John (Jack) Winans

grandpa-4John (Jack) Winans, of Renton, Washington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on October 1, 2016.
Jack was born August 19, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Harry and Celia Winans.  The family moved several times before settling in Brewster, Washington where Jack worked for the family-owned newspaper.
Jack met his future wife Barbara Klinker while they both attended Brewster High School, and later married in Seattle.
Jack served in the United States Army from August 1949 through December 1951.
He continued his career as a journeyman Printing Press operator in the Seattle area and retired in 1994.
Jack enjoyed fishing, camping, sports, spending time with his large family, and was an avid reader of untitled1military history.  He had a quick wit and was always ready with a joke.  He was caring and loving and kind to all who knew him.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Barbara, and his daughter, Jackie Kinsley (husband Rick), son Michael, daughter Linda Magee (husband Jerry), daughter Kerri Winans, sister Norma Berry (husband Vern), eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Celia and his brothers, Don and Bob.  He will be greatly missed.


5 Responses to “John (Jack) Winans”

  • Dina Davis (his Granddaughter) says:

    We love you Gramps!! You will forever live in our hearts. You set a high standard of serving God, your family, and your country. Thank you.
    All our love,
    Dina, Clark, Levi, and Carrington

  • Marcia Nilles says:

    Barb and family : My heart goes out to each of you ! Jack was a wonderful person and loved by many ! Have many memories of each of you through the years and those that passed a head of Jack that we hold near to our hearts !! The Lord bless each of you and may he bring comfort to your hearts!! The joy we will see all those in heaven that we love someday ! Keeping u in my prayers Love you

  • Risa Ohashi says:

    Sweet Gramps,
    We’ll miss you so much. You always made me smile with your funny perspectives and kind heart. You were a wonderful example of a good man, husband, dad, and grandpa. And that example will ripple through our family forever. Thank you, and love you always!

    Love, Risa

    Dear Great Grandpa,
    Hope you have a good time in heaven! Love you Gramps!

    Love, Jade

  • Julian Santos says:

    I love you Gramps. Thank you for being such a great role model to me and all your grandchildren and showing the girls how they really should be treated. You are the true definition of a man. We all miss you so much.

  • Jackie Kinsley says:


    Already you are missed so much! We know we will see you again when we reach Heaven.

    Thank you for being a good and protective father. You provided for us kids well. We have great memories of family vacations, camping trips, and other fun stuff.
    You set such a good example of a Christian man, husband, Dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. Your love to all of us showed in all the things you did and said.
    I will truly miss talking to you, asking your advice, and giving you hugs and kisses.

    Love, love, love you Dad!

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