Winther, William "Bill"
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Norfolk, NE. Bill died Friday, August 2, 2013, at Stanton Health Center. Bill is survived by his wife Sharon; daughter, Lisa Walters and her husband Randy of Norfolk; sons, Cash of Norfolk, and Patrick of Lincoln; granddaughter Molly Walters of Snohomish, WA; grandson Nick Walters of Norfolk; brother Kenneth of Chelan, WA; and a special cousin George Winther of Missouri Valley, IA. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Elaine. Bill was born April 19, 1927, near Missouri Valley, IA to Chris and Mabel (O'Connor) Winther. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1944. He entered the U.S. Navy on March 20, 1945, where he was a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, serving on board several ships, including the U.S.S. Iowa. After receiving his Honorable Discharge on September 18, 1948, Bill began his college career at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. After 3 years at Tulane, he transferred to Omaha University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954. On February 28, 1959 Bill married Sharon Haney at Papillion. Bill went to work for International Harvester as a salesman; he then worked for Nebraska Tractor and Equipment of Omaha, also as a salesman. In 1962, Bill started his own business called Winther Supply Company. He sold everything for counties to maintain roads; culverts, oil, grader blades, road signs, etc. In 1992, he closed this successful business and retired. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing, including annual fishing trips to Canada. He enjoyed traveling to many locations with the most memorable being England in 2001. He and Sharon traveled on the Queen Elizabeth II from New York City to South Hampton, England. It was a most luxurious way to travel, sailing down the Hudson River, they passed the World Trade Center, exactly 3 months before they were destroyed. Bill was a lifetime member of the American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; and disabled American Veterans.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be 10:30am Monday, August 5, 2013, at Home for Funerals, Norfolk. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk. VISITATION will be Sunday 4-6pm, with a WAKE at 6pm, all at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, NE. HOME FOR FUNERALS
Norfolk, NE 402-371-3330
Published in Omaha World-Herald from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2013