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Born: April 4, 1927

Death: April 8, 2013






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Donald E Winter

    April 4, 1927  -  April 8, 2013
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A Celebration of Life Service for Donald E. Winter, 86, of Sherburn, Minnesota, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sherburn, Minnesota with Rev. Steven D. Wilson Officiating. Burial will be in the Sherburn Cemetery in Sherburn, Minnesota.

Donald was called to his eternal rest on Monday morning, April 8, 2013 at Temperance Lake Ridge Assisted Living in Sherburn, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Kramer Family Funeral Home in Sherburn and one hour prior to the services at the Church on Friday.

Donald Edward Winter was born April 4, 1927 to Edward and Florence (Dilley) Winter in Wisconsin Township, Jackson County, rural Alpha, Minnesota. He was received into the kindgom of God through the waters of Holy Baptism on May 2, 1927 and later reaffirmed his faith at his Confirmation on May 31, 1941. Don attended and later was a 1945 graduate of Jackson High School. Donald worked for a tiling company in the area. On November 9, 1947, he was united in marriage to Donna Ash at Fairmont, Minnesota. After their marriage they lived in Alpha until moving to Sherburn. Donald was employed at Pollard’s and Eisenmenger Motor’s in Sherburn and for the City of Sherburn in the Water Treatment Plant and farmed. He was employed at Interstate Power Company where he was employed for twenty years. Along with his brother, Delbert, they did carpentry work in the area. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. Donald enjoyed watching the MN Twins and the MN Vikings and Westerns. He spent time traveling out west, going camping with his family, grilling and enjoyed the fruits of his garden.

He is survived by his children, Doug (Pat) Winter of Rural Sherburn, Minnesota, Rev. David (Peggy) Winter of Norwood Young-America, Minnesota, Deb (Howard) Brinkman of Arlington, Minnesota, Dean (Theresa) Winter of St. Peter, Minnesota and Duane Winter of New Ulm, Minnesota; Dan’s wife, Elise of Woodbury, Minnesota; twenty-two grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Bernice “Suze” Wilson both of Mankato, Minnesota; brother, Eldon (Verna) Winter of Walnut, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Mosel of Bullhead City, Arizona, Lillian Ash of Fairmont, Minnesota; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, wife, on December 18, 2010; son, Daniel Winter on September 15, 1987; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arnold and Anita Winter, Robert and Bernette Winter, Jim Smith, Delbert and Priscilla Winter and David Wilson and other relatives and many friends.