INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Avery William Winters passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was 91 years old.
Avery was born on Dec. 25, 1919, at Bartley, Nebraska to William James and Della Mae (Nokes) Winters. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1937. On March 5, 1941, he entered the US Army and served as Technical Sergeant for the 204th Quartermaster Battalion. He was honorably discharged on May 18, 1945.
Avery and Evelyn lived their entire married life in the Lebanon/Indianola area as a farmer and rancher. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Indianola American Legion.
Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Della Winters; sisters, Rava Black, Wilma Grieble, and Glema Warfield; brothers, Avis and Roy (Junior) Winters; son-in-law, Roady Ryan; and daughter-in-law, Tammy Winters.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Evelyn (McBride) Winters of McCook; children, Carol and husband, Rodney Crampton, of Riverside, California, Richard "Dick" Winters and wife, Carla, of McCook, Ken Winters of Central City, Linda and husband, Lee Maiden, of McCook, Peggy and husband, Robert "Bob" Rauch of Lodgepole and Scott Winters and wife, Kris, of Cordova; sister, Arlene Murray of Lincoln; 26 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name to American Heart Association.
Visitation will be Friday from 1-8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Rosary will be recited Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, 7 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola with Fathers Thomas McGuire, Gary Brethour and Lothar Gilde as celebrants. Burial will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery with military honors.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.