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John D. Winston

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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May 23, 1922 - July 29, 2006

John D. Winston 84, died (July 29, 2006) at his home in McCook, at the age of 84.

He was born May 23, 1922, at Middletown, Ohio to Walter and Ruth A. (Saunders) Winston.

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He graduated from Withrow High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended a trade school in Ohio where he became a drafting engineer. He served in the Army Air Force during WWII from 1942 to 1946 and was stationed in the Marianas Islands in the Philippines.

Following the war he worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in McCook for more than 30 years. He married Phyllis A. Loper on Jan. 24, 1946. They lived the rest of their lives in McCook.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati, OH., Bernard Elbert VFW Post No. 1652, the McCook Elks Lodge No. 1434 where he was a past Exalted Ruler, Chris Hansen American Legion Post No. 203, the Eagles Club, McCook Lodge 135 A. F. & A. M. where he received his 50 year membership pin in 1998 and all the York Rite Bodies at McCook, Tehama Temple Mystic Nobles of the Shrine at Hastings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Phyllis; a brother Walter R. Winston and a granddaughter, Rebecca Osborn.

Survivors include his four daughters, Jacqueline Ann Osborn and husband, Martin of Circle Pines, Minn., Susan Dee Martin and husband, Keith of Wichita, Kan., Peggy Jane Bacca and husband, David of Hastings, Minn., and Lisa Michele Felker and husband, Burt of McCook; a sister Ruth Ann Clark and husband, Raymond of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Memorial services will be Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Chapel in McCook with Rev. Bruce Tonkinson officiating. There will be a double inurnment for John and Phyllis in Memorial Park Cemetery following the service..

Memorials may be given to the McCook Humane Society, Community Care Hospice Services, American Heart Association, or the American Diabetic Association. Friends and family may sign his book at the funeral home during business hours or go on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave condolences.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.