Winter, Dietrich 1861-1935
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/30/2006 at 19:59:54
June 13, 1935
PIONEER MERCHANT TAKEN BY DEATH
Many pioneers, neighbors and relatives were included in a multitude of
people who came to Hinton last Saturday to attend the funeral services of
their good friend, Dietrich Winter, who died Thursday, June 6, in his home,
at the age of 73 years, which followed an illness of several months. Mr.
Winter will be remembered by all who knew him for his many kind deeds during
his long term of years of service as merchant and postmaster at this place,
and for other duties and good acts he had rendered to the pubic and
individual. He was a good man and the high esteem of his many friends was
made manifest Saturday by the throng that was present to pay their respect
at his final rites.
In addition to serving the public as postmaster and merchant, Mr. Winter was
a member of the Hinton Board of Education for 15 years and a life member of
the Floyd Valley I.O.O.F. lodge.
Prior to his purchasing the general merchandising store at Hinton in 1893
which he has continuously operated since that time, he spent several years
as clerk in a drug store at Merrill.
Born in Meins, Germany, September 18, 1861, Mr. Winter received his
education at Baden-Baden, Germany. For several years he was employed in a
store at Heidelburg, Germany, and in 1882, came to the United States and
settled on a farm between Hinton and Merrill where he resided until he went
to Merrill to work in a drug store.
In 1894 he was united in marriage to Miss Estella Hancer, at Merrill, and to
this union were born seven children.
From 1893 to 1897 the deceased was postmaster and held the same position
again from 1913 to 1920. He was assistant postmaster from 1921 until
February 1, of this year, when he retired on account of illness.
Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita DeGroot of Milwaukee,
Wis., and Mrs. Georgene Harrison, of Hinton; five sons, F. D. Winter, of
Hinton, Fred Winter, of Cedar Rapids, Harold Winter of Davenport, Leonard
Winter, of Pella, and Ivan Winter of Sioux City; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth
Maschmann, of Oppenheim, Germany; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted from the Hinton Methodist church at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon with the pastor, Rev. W. E. Ellison, officiating.
Burial was made in Graceland Park Cemetery at Sioux City, the Floyd Valley
I.O.O.F. lodge conducting the service.
Pallbearers were five sons and two sons-in-law.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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