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John M. Winters

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JOHN M. WINTERS John M. Winters, age 89, of Vero Beach, FL, died at his home on Thursday, October 27, 2011. He was born in Quincy, Illinois on January 14, 1922. His parents were N. McCullough and Irma B. Winters. He was educated in the Quincy public schools and graduated from Quincy High School, Valley Forge Military Academy, and the University of Michigan. John enlisted in the US Army Infantry shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and served 4 ½ years in the USA and European Theater. He was discharged with the rank of Captain. After the war, John joined his father and twin brother in the family firm, J. M. Winters and Son, a general insurance agency founded by his grandfather, John M. Winters. He retired in 1985 as president. In January, 1951, John married Jane Stillwell in Saint John's Episcopal Church, Quincy. In 1973, they visited Vero Beach, and purchased a home when he retired, moving permanently to Vero Beach. While in Quincy, John served on several boards. Among them, were the Blessing House Board of Trustees for twenty years, serving as president for three; the Mercantile Trust and Savings Bank for twenty years; and the Board of Directors of the Stillwell Foundation. In 1988, Mr. and Mrs. Winters, along with nine others, founded Saint Mark's Anglican Church in Vero Beach, where he was a member. John is survived by his wife of sixty years, Jane, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by their daughter, Kathryn N. Winters; his parents; a sister, Ann W. Wooleyhan; and his twin brother, Richard M. Winters. A Burial Office will be said at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 2, at Saint Mark's Anglican Church, located at 1795 45th Street, Vero Beach. Entombment following the Service will be private. In lieu of flowers, Contributions as a Memorial may be made to Saint Mark's Anglican Church, PO Box #6994, Vero Beach, FL 32961-6994. Arrangements by the Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory of Vero Beach. An Online Guestbook is available at paid obituary

Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 30, 2011
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