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Bertha Winter

August 30, 1914 — November 18, 2009

Bertha C. Winter 95, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the Linn Community Nursing Home in Linn. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 21, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Palmer. Rev. Melba Smith officiated. Anita Singular played the organ while the congregation sang “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee”, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “Abide With Me.” Loren Knight sang “It Is Well With My Soul.” Pallbearers were Kerry Winter, Timothy Winter, Rick Winter, Todd Knight, John Winter and Joel Voelker. Burial was in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Palmer. Bertha was born to Elmer and Rose (Potard) Dankenbring at Page, Nebraska on August 30, 1914. She moved with her parents and family to Palmer in 1927. She was confirmed on April 1, 1928 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Palmer where she remained a member. On November 7, 1934, Bertha was united in marriage to Walter Winter at the church in Palmer. Bertha spent her life doing what she loved most, singing in the church choir, teaching Sunday school, working at the Linn Nursing Home (liked caring for others), wallpapering and making wedding cakes. She especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and attending their ball games and school functions. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Walter; son, Paul; brothers, Emil, Sylvan, Louis, and Lloyd “Pete”; and sisters, Goldie Henrichs, Louise Wilgers and Velma Wilgers. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Knight and husband Loren of Wahoo, NE; one son, Donald Winter and wife Shirley of Linn; one sister, Betty Jones of Clay Center; and ten grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, PO Box 157, Washington, KS 66968. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bertha Winter, please visit our flower store.


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