Walter E. Winter, age 91, Town of Sherman Dairy Farmer, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (June 18, 2014) at Gables on the Pond in Random Lake where he had been residing since November of 2012.
Walter was born on February 16, 1923 in Random Lake, WI, the youngest of seven children, to the late Fred and Ella Haas Winter. He was baptized on February 28, 1923 by Rev. Edmund Huebner at St. John Lutheran Church, Sherman Center. Walter was a life-long member having served on the Board of trustees for three terms and for many years singing in the adult choir and attending various Bible studies throughout his life.
Walter grew up and lived his whole life on the same farm his parents had purchased in 1911.
He attended grade school at St. John Lutheran at Sherman Center and high school at Random Lake.
Throughout his life, Walter was very active in his church and it’s ministries by serving in various capacities and by his financial generosity to St. John Lutheran and to many other LCMS ministries. He also served on the Board of Directors for Adell Coop.
In his retirement years, Walter enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. He lived an exemplary Christian life. His faith, church and family were most important in his life.
Survivors include: one sister-in-law: Doris Winter of Sheboygan; nieces and nephews: Neal Winter of Anchorage, Alaska, David (Sue) Winter of Hubertus, WI, Sue (Bill) Templeman of Shawano, WI and Barbara Winter of West Bend, WI.
Walter is also survived by cousins, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Edgar, Wilbert, Paul and Amos Winter; two sisters: Nelda and Helen Winter; and two nephews: Eldred and Ken Winter and one niece: Doreen Glazer.
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday (June 22nd) at 3:30 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Sherman Center. Rev. Randall Schoemann, pastor of the church will officiate. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call at the CHURCH on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Walter’s name for the Church’s Debt Retirement Fund.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.