Walter Winter
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Walter Winter
  • September 3, 1922 - June 24, 2017
  • Lewiston, Washington

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Walter Winter an Odessa resident passed away peacefully on June 24, 2017, at Prestige Care Center in Clarkston, Washington. Walt was born September 3, 1922, to Michael and Zelemia (Bohnet) Winter. He married Helen Baumgart on August 26, 1951, and together they had five children. Walt served in the U. S. Navy as a Fireman, First Class.

Walt is survived by his wife, Helen Winter, his "twins," Patricia Winter of Lewiston, Idaho, and Dale Winter of Davenport, Washington; his brother, Art Winter, of Odessa, Washington; his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Neal Walter Winter; daughters Christy Martin and Donna Bren; brother, Albert Winter; sisters, Esther Greenwalt, Pauline Leisle, Dorothy Schafer, and Viola Fode; grandson, Matthew Bren, and great-grandson, Dominic Riley Perry.

Walt was a long-time farmer who loved the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and trap shooting (and excelled at the storytelling that went with that). Walt was very talented at building, could fix almost anything, and loved to tinker in his home shop.

Walt was loved deeply and will be greatly missed.

A service will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 11:00 AM at the Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements are being handled by Strate Funeral Home of Davenport, Washington.



God Saw You

God saw you were getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you
And whispered, "Come to me."

With tearful eyes we watched you,
And saw you pass away
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.


Arrangements under the direction of Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA.