William Winter |
William J. "Bill" Winter, 85, of Germantown, Ill., born Feb. 11, 1931, in Germantown, Ill., died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his residence.
Mr. Winter served in the United States Marine Corps. during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad after 38 years, and as a cashier at Fairmont Racetrack after 40 years.
Bill was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown, Ill.; and the Germantown American Legion Post 325, where he was adjutant for 10 years, and played TAPS for 10 years. He was an avid reader, loved to walk, enjoyed going to horse races, and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Clara, nee Kohrmann, Winter; a brother, Marcel "Smitty" Winter; a sister, Clare Boevingloh; brothers-in- law, Thomas Boevingloh, Ken Buenemeyer, Gregory "Doo" Albers, Virgil "Virie" Albers, and Aloysius "Ollie" Albers; and sisters-in- law, Rosie Kohrmann, Bernice Albers, and Helen Albers.
Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Marie, nee Albers, Winter, of Germantown, Ill., whom he married Nov. 28, 1957, at
St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, Ill.; his children, Marcia (fiance Daniel Linnemann) Wuebbels, Annette (Joseph) Heimann, and Dean (Sharon) Winter, all of Germantown, Ill.; six grandchildren, Amber (Dean) Musenbrock, Paige (friend Kerry Kehrer) Heimann, Hayley (friend Alec Broeckling) Heimann, Joseph Heimann, Abbey Winter, and Austin Winter; two great-grandchildren, Knox and Sailor Musenbrock; sisters, Virginia "Jean" Buenemeyer, and Bernette (Bill) Leonard, all of Germantown, Ill.; and sisters-in- law and brothers-in- law, Mary Ann Winter of Belleville, Ill., Joseph "Fireball" Kohrmann of Germantown, Ill., and Ed (Jenny) Albers of Beckemeyer, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Germantown Library, and will be received at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family by visiting: www.mossfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, and from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Moss Funeral Home, Germantown, Ill.
The Germantown American Legion will hold services at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Funeral: A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown, Ill., with Fr. James Buerster presiding. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Germantown, Ill.
MOSS FUNERAL HOME, Germantown, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 19, 2016