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Curtis Winter

Curtis Winter, age 95, formerly of Huron, died Wednesday morning, January 11, 2012, at his daughter's home in Chandler, Arizona.  His funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 17th, at the Congregational United Church Of Christ with Rev. Marion Cain officiating.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Curtis Winter was born July 1, 1916, in Hand County to Lydia and Gustav Winter.  After his graduation from Alpena High School, he continued to farm with his dad.  On Nov. 21, 1956 he married Ida Schortzman Rabinowitz and became a father to her daughter Janice Carol.  They moved to Huron and he began the career he loved working at Peavey Seed Company as a bookkeeper.  Their daughter Debra Lynn was born on August 20, 1957.   

Curt and his wife Ida were members of the Congregational UCC in Huron all of their married years where he served as deacon, trustee, treasurer, usher, on the fellowship committee sang in the choir.  Curt loved golf and singing.  Over the years he sang with various barbershop groups, including the SilverTones.  He volunteered at the Senior Center and assisted with ticket sales for the Concert Series for many years.  He and Ida enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and he knew where all the "best" ice cream shops were on their routes.  They took several trips to Mexico, Europe and extended holiday trips to visit their children and grandchildren up until Ida's passing on September 29, 2009. The last 15 months he had been living in Chandler, Arizona with his daughter and family and also was able to travel often to visit  Del Rieschick and Jan Rieschick in Oro Valley.  His last trip was this past Christmas to visit his grandchildren in Texas.

Curt was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ida of 52 years, and his three sisters, Elsa Siefken, Norma Petersen and Malinda Bard.

His family, who will cherish the memories of their many fun times together, includes his daughter Debbie and her husband Arnulfo of Chandler, Arizona; his stepdaughter Jan Rieschick of Oro Valley, Arizona; his son-in-law, Del Rieschick of Oro Valley; seven grandchildren, Jill Rieschick of Charlottesville, Virginia, Brian Rieschick of Franklin, Tennessee, Jena Gillette of Niceville, Florida, Adrianna Ortega-Timmons of Austin, Texas, Karyna Ortega of San Antonio, Texas, and Amanda and Naida Ortega of Chandler, Arizona; seven great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

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