Our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, brother and friend Walt Wintch passed peacefully away at home on Jan. 5, 2019 after an eight-month, hard-fought battle with cancer.
Walt was born in Manti, Utah, on Feb. 8, 1935, to Ardray and Pearl Bessey Wintch. He married his sweetheart, Darlene Loraine Solo, in Salt Lake City, Jan. 28, 1954. They are parents of four children: Cheryl Hyland (Mike), Tammie Sadler (Stan), Rona DeMille (Kirk), Charles (Chip) Walter Wintch Jr. (Shaneen), nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, children and brother David.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Joshua and brothers Don and Garth.
Walt was a loving husband and caring father. He leaves quite a legacy in his building of churches and schools throughout Utah. He retired from Valley Builders in Gunnison, Utah, but his love of building called him back, and he went on to work for Ence Homes where he finally retired for good.
Walt loved the Manti mountains, specifically 6 mile canyon, where his family camped, hunted and fished. He also loved a good campfire and with a twinkle in his eye and that deep voice, he told endless stories that entertained his family and friends.
Per Walt’s wish, no services will be held.
“The mountains are calling me home, and I must go”