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Bryce Alva Vinsel1

b. 4 July 1925, d. 2 February 2014

Father Paul Glen Vinsel1 b. 18 August 1891, d. 8 July 1957
Mother Laura Ruth McCormick1 b. 1 January 1893, d. 11 March 1982
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Family Bonnie M. Atkinson b. 25 January 1926
Children  1. Douglas Bryce Vinsel b. 14 Jul 1950
  2. Jay Frederick Vinsel b. 5 Feb 1955

Birth* 4 July 1925  Muskingum Co., OH1 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Zanesville, Ward 4, ED: 60-44, Series: T626, Roll: 1859, Page: 119B, April 5
Sheet 8B, 739 Lindsay
(enumerated with father, Glen Vinsel)
94, 204, 208, Vinsel, Bryce, Son, , , , No, M, W, 4, S, , No, , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,2 
Marriage* 8 June 1947  Principal=Bonnie M. Atkinson1 
Death* 2 February 2014  Clay House, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH3 
News/Obit* 5 February 2014  Bryce Vinsel (1925 - 2014)

Bryce A. Vinsel

ZANESVILLE: Bryce A. Vinsel, 88, of Zanesville, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2014, at Clay House. He was born July 4, 1925, to the late Glen and Laura McCormick Vinsel. Bryce graduated from Lash High School in 1943 where he was a member of the varsity football team. After graduation, he was inducted into the Army Air Force as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Bomber, flying 30 combat missions over Germany. After his discharge from the service, he retired as Vice President of the Roekel Co. after 40 years of service. Bryce was a life member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served as an usher and on church council. He was a member of Lafayette Lodge #79 for 60 years. He volunteered at Bethesda Hospital for many years after his retirement. Bryce enjoyed playing golf, especially with his Wednesday Men's Traveling group.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, the love of his life for 66 years. They were blessed with two wonderful sons, also surviving, Douglas (Tammy) Vinsel of Raleigh, NC, and Judge Jay Vinsel of Zanesville; seven grandchildren, Mike (Barbara) Vinsel, Kerry (Jim) Hazen, Katie (Jeff) Mather, Kristina (Brian) White, Scott Vinsel, Hunter Vinsel, and Anna (Jason) Witte; 11 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bryce was very proud of his family and their accomplishments. Everyone enjoyed his quick wit and good sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Maurice "Moe" and Loren Vinsel; sisters Wanda Jean Vinsel, Wilma Buller, and Cledith King; sisters-in-law Reba Vinsel and Lydia Vinsel; brothers-in-law Lloyd Buller and Dalton King; and a nephew Lee Vinsel.

There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, with Pastor Mark Combs officiating. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church at the corner of Market and 7th Street for friends and family. Arrangements were entrusted to the BOLIN-DIERKES FUNERAL HOME, 1271 BLUE AVENUE, ZANESVILLE.

Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice-Morrison House: 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; the Salvation Army: 515 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701; or to St. John's Lutheran Church: Market and N 7th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

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Published in the Times Recorder from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2014

Last Edited 7 Feb 2014


  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S187] Zanesville Newspapers.

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