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Ida Winter

Ida Winter, age 86, of Huron, died Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.  Her funeral service was at 1:30 PM on Saturday, October 3rd at the Congregational United Church Of Christ with Rev. Brian Grover officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Ida Schortzman was born June 26, 1923, to Reinhold and Helen Neuharth Schortzman on a farm in Beadle County, South Dakota. She graduated from Alpena High School and attended Huron College. During the early years of World War II, she worked in the aircraft industry in California.

Ida married Howard Rabinowitz on February 21, 1943. They lived in California and their daughter, Janice Carol, was born November 23, 1943.

Shortly after her husband was killed in 1944 during the Normandy invasion, Ida and Janice moved back to Alpena, South Dakota. They later moved to Huron and after her college days, she taught elementary school in Huron.

Ida married Curtis Winter in 1956 in Alpena, South Dakota, and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last November 21st. Ida and Curt welcomed the birth of their daughter, Debra Lynn, on August 20, 1957.  Ida was a homemaker for several years and then worked for the South Dakota State Game and Fish Department.

Over the years, Ida enjoyed ceramics, knitting, playing bridge, and reading. She and Curt also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. They have been long-time members of the Congregational Church in Huron, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Ida and Curt made their home in Huron all their married life until Ida was suddenly hospitalized in July. She subsequently moved to SunQuest Healthcare Center and later to the Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; and her sister, Ruth.

Grateful for having lovingly shared her life are her husband, Curt; two dauthers, Jan and her husband, Del Rieschick of Oro Valley, Arizona; her daughter, Debbie and her husband, Arnulfo Ortega of Chandler, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Jill Rieschick of Fairfax, Virginia, Jena Gillette of Stafford, Virginia, Brian Rieschick of Greensboro, North Carolina, Adrianna Ortega of Austin, Texas, and Karyna, Amanda and Naida Ortega all of Chandler, Arizona; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Esther and her husband, Robert Erickson of Lincoln, Nebraska, Elnora and her husband, Thomas Miller of North Platte, Nebraska, and Ann and husband, Richard Schultz of Grandview, Missouri; her nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

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