Winter, Henry 1865-1933
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/30/2006 at 19:12:44
Aug. 17, 1933
LIFE LONG RESIDENT LAID TO REST SUNDAY
Funeral services for Henry Winter, a life long resident of this vicinity,
who died Wednesday evening of last week, was held at the Melbourne
Evangelical church, Sunday afternoon under the direction of Rev. L. J. U.
Smay, pastor of that church. Rev. W. E. Ellison, pastor of the Methodist
church at Hinton, delivered the sermon. The funeral was attended by a
multitude of neighbors and old friends of Mr. Winter and their esteem for
the departed was visualized by the presence of the great throng.
Music was rendered by a mixed quartet from the Melbourne and Hinton
churches. Interment was made in the Melbourne cemetery.
Following is the obituary which was written by a friend of the deceased:
The Hinton community was shocked Wednesday evening by the sudden demise of
Henry Winter. Although Mr. Winter had long been a sufferer with a weak
heart, his constantly cheerful disposition caused his relatives and friends
to hope that he might be spared yet a few years longer. Wednesday afternoon
with his wife and daughter he motored to Sioux City, returning about 6
o'clock. He put away the car, and while the ladies were upstairs he came in
and lying upon the sofa, passed away almost instantly. Although Mrs. Winter
and Adelia came down almost as soon as he came in, he was unable to speak
and his poor weak heart had ceased to beat.
Henry Winter, son of John and Regina Winter, was born October 10, 1865, on
the farm east of Hinton where he has spent all his life except four years at
Beaver City, Nebr.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church at LeMars, in which
faith he continued steadfast unto the end. He was married to Miss Emma E.
Bender, February 12, 1890. A son, John C., at 14 years and a daughter,
Edna, at 3 years preceded him and await him over younder. He is survived by
Mrs. Winter and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barnes of Long Beach, Calif., and
Miss Adelia, and four grandchildren, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Barnes, also by
three brothers, John, Philip and Dietrich, and two sisters, Mrs. T. F.
Newton and Mrs. Eli Marlor, all of Beaver City, Nebr. Mrs. Barnes and the
children visited a few weeks ago in the parental home and Mrs. Barnes is
attending the funeral. Their visit was a great blessing and comfort to Mr.
A host of other relatives and friends sympathize with the bereaved family
and join with them in mourning the loss of a true, loving husband and
father, a sterling citizen, and a well beloved neighbor and friend. Mr.
Winter took commendable pride in his ideal family, and great enjoyment in
his splendid home. Indeed it should be said of this man that he lived his
life untouched by the petty annoyances of human frailties, a blessing in his
own home and a friend to everyone.
Mr. Winter witnessed almost the entire development of northwest Iowa from
its early beginning to its present high state of civilization, contributing
his share to the marvelous growth of nearly three quarters of a century. For
many years he had been a sufferer from the cardiac weakness but undeterred
by its constant threat of sudden doom he faithfully carried on to the end.
Precious memories will ever live in the hearts of both relatives and
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