GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Tuesday, February
HAVRE - Richard Edward
Winter, 87, of Havre, a World War II Navy veteran and retired highway depart-ment worker who enjoyed hunting and fishing, died of
natural causes Sunday at a Havre hospital.
His funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel. A private family burial will be held.
Holland & Bonine Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Survivors include daughters Mary
Lou Delaire of Havre and Shirley Dow of Post Falls, Idaho; a
sister, Ruth Hutton of Twin Falls,
Idaho; two grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death his wife,
Mary Winter, in 1984.
Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 2/27/2007.
HAVRE DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
(Created: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
12:27 PM MST)
Richard Edward Winter, 87, of Havre died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at Northern Montana Hospital
of natural causes.
His funeral service will be 2 p.m.
Wednesday at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel with Father Robert D. Grosch officiating. A private family burial will be held.
Richard was born May 3, 1919, in
Cannon Ball, N.D., to Fredrick and Pauline (Schultz) Winter.
He was raised and educated in Graceville,
Minn. He moved with his parents
to Montana when he was a teenager and they
settled in Harlem. Richard worked in the coal
mines, the beet factory and in the Bear
for local ranchers. He then went to work for a trucking company.
Richard married Mary M. Jaeger on Feb. 25, 1940, in Great Falls. Richard then moved to Denver,
where he attended Opportunity
School and concentrated
his studies in welding. After completing the school, Richard went to work for
the pipeline as a welder and worked the line from Tennessee
to Ohio. He
then entered into the United States Navy in 1944 and served in World War II on
the USS Baltimore. He was honorably discharged as a machinist mate 3c (T) in
1946. After the service, Richard returned to Montana and settled in Havre, where he went
to work for the Montana Highway Department. He worked as the district mechanic
and retired from the highway department in 1974 after 30 years. Richard was an
avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed gardening and grew a large variety of
vegetables each year. He was a member of the Eagles and the V. F.W.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife,
Mary Winter in 1984; and brother, Carl Winter.
Survivors include his daughters, Mary Lou Delaire
of Havre and Shirley (Chuck) Dow of Post Falls, Idaho; granddaughter, Melanie
(Dan) Berna of Spokane, Wash.; grandson, Jeff (Sherry
Lyne) Dow of Spokane; two great-granddaughters;
sister, Ruth Hutton of Twin Falls, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in Richards honor may be made to the Havre-Hill County Library for large print Western
books or to a memorial of ones choice.
Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine