Obit: Winter, Richard A. “Dick” #2 (1932 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Winter, Stoker, Elmhorst, Curran, Richer, Garza, Blumer, Plautz, Strickland, Porath, Raplinger, Eloranta

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/01/2016

Winter, Richard Arnold “Dick” (2 July 1939 - May 28 2016) With Flag

Richard (Dick) Winter, 83, of Granton died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, surrounded by the love and support of his family.

Richard Arnold Winter was born July 8, 1932, at home in the Town of Grant, the son of Arno and Nina (Stoker) Winter. He graduated from Granton High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Army, serving with the Military Police from 1956 to 1958 in New York.

He was united in marriage to Catherine Elmhorst Sept. 5, 1959, at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton. Together they farmed on Richard’s family dairy farm in the Town of Lynn. The farm has been in their family for 125 years. he was a very hardworking man who loved farming, his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Catherine; their children: Constance (Conrad Richer) Curran of Mount Horeb, Marcia (Rick) Garza of Stratford, Kevin Winter of Granton, Carolyn (Dave) Blumer of Chetek and Julie Plautz of Greenwood, and eight grandchildren: Dan and Kyle Curran, Hannah and Karl Strickland, Logan and Lana Blumer and Marissa and Mitchell Plautz. He is further survived by his sisters: Lorraine Porath of Owen and Ethel Raplinger of De Pere, as well as a brother-in-law, George Eloranta of Owen.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lola Eloranta; and a daughter at birth.

Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Zion American Lutheran Church, W2840 Hill Rd. P.O. Box 118, Granton, WI 54436.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Richard’s family with funeral arrangements.



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