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Donald C. Winans

Died: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Longtime Grosse Pointe Farms resident Dr. Donald C. Winans, 99, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at the Henry Ford-Belmont Nursing Home.

Born in Waldron, Dr. Winans graduated from the University of Michigan with a D.D.S. degree. He was active in alumni affairs and served as a guest lecturer at the university's School of Dentistry.

Dr. Winans was an accomplished violinist and while he was attending U-M, he organized a jazz band which played at fraternity parties and other social functions.

His interest in music continued and he played in a band which provided the music for productions of the Players Club.

Dr. Winans moved his practice to Jennings Hospital in the 1930s and subsequently became head of its Department of Dentistry.

He was a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.

Although he was too old for active duty during World War II, Dr. Winans served as a medical volunteer and assisted in screening recruits and draftees in the Detroit area.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Country Club of Detroit for over 50 years.

In his younger years, Dr. Winans was a member of the rowing team at the Detroit Boat Club and was the single sculls champion in several weight classes.

He was also a member of the Yondotega Club.

He is survived by his son, John W.; his stepson, Charles W. Walton; and three grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorthy Jane (nee Walton).

Arrangements were made by Verheyden Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or Hospices of Henry Ford, P.O. Box 02220, Detroit, MI 48202.
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