Charles M. Winchester

HEBRON – Charles M. Winchester, 91, formerly of Hebron, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Crossroads Care Center in Woodstock.
Charles was born in Brodhead, Wis., on May 12, 1922, the son of the late Marcus and Carrie (Bernard) Winchester. He attended Delavan School for the Deaf during high school years.
He was married to Doris Mahlum on Feb. 6, 1943, in Newark Township, Wis., and she died Nov. 4, 2011.
He worked for Hebron Packing Co. for more than 10 years. He worked as a truck driver for Dahm, Botts and Knoll for 35 years retiring in 1984. Following that, he operated a lawn mowing business until retiring in 2005.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hebron. He was a lifelong member of Harvard Moose Lodge #1289. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Eugene Drill Post #606 in Hebron.
Charles is survived by two sons, Terry (Pat) Winchester of MacChesney Park and Keith (Eileen) Winchester of Wonder Lake; four grandchildren, Travis (Juilene) Kelsey of Janesville, Wis., Shane (Jen) Winchester of Lakeworth, Fla., Megan (Bryant) Williams of Woodstock and Melissa Winchester of Wonder Lake; four great-grandchildren, Alexander and Jacob Williams of Woodstock, and Allison and Shawn Winchester of Lakeworth, Fla.; and two brothers, Bruce (Marvalene) Winchester of Beloit, Wis., and Jack (Maryann) Winchester of Beloit, Wis.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Larson and Carol Hale; and a brother, Bernard "Bud" Winchester.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 9625 Main St., Hebron. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 9812 St. Albans St., Hebron, with the Rev. Amanda Bergstrom officiating.
Interment will be in Linn-Hebron Cemetery in Hebron.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or Hebron Fire/Rescue, P.O. Box 345, Hebron, IL 60034.
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Published in the Northwest Herald on July 7, 2013