Gary Lynn WinterNovember 13th, 2020
Gary Lynn Winter, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at home after a brief fight with cancer. Gary was born Nov. 11, 1944, to Henry and Elida Sorenson Winter. He grew up in Bemidji, Minn. and Fulton, Mo. He was married on Sept. 9, 1972 to Wanda Vollrath, who preceded him in death. He is survived by sons, Shane Winter and Jeremy Winter; daughters-in-law, Michele Winter and Ginny Winter; brother, Frank Winter; and grandkids, Emma Mae Winter, Andrew Winter, and Jonathan Winter. Gary was a dedicated employee at Truman Veteran's Hospital for 26 years and will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father who enjoyed traveling, country and western dancing, volunteering in the community, and chocolate chip cookies. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at St. Thomas More Newman Center with a Mass of Christian Burial directly after. Family burial will be at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. Memorial contributions can be made to Rainbow House, 1611 Towne Dr., Columbia, MO 65202 and Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood Dr., Columbia, MO 65201.