Leward E. Winter

Leward E. Winter of Rosebud went to be with his Savior on Friday, May 25, 2018. He was 78.

Leward was born April 20, 1940. He was the son of Edwin and Alma (Holtgrewe) Winter.

He was united in marriage to Beverly Nolting on June 23, 1962 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud.

After graduating, from Owensville High School in 1958, Lee went into the construction trade and was a dedicated carpenter until his retirement in 2002.

Leward was raised on a farm north of Rosebud and that love stayed with him. He enjoyed raising cattle and the work that it involved. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, and woodworking in his shop.

The joy of his life, however, was his children and grandchildren, and in January he became a great-grandpa. Anytime he could help his family with projects or ideas, he would always be there for them. His devoted, loving, giving heart will always be remembered.

Leward loved the Lord and read his Bible daily. He was a continual witness of his faith to his family, friends, and all those he met. An active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud, he served many years as past secretary of the church, secretary of the dual parish, and served as elder. He also belonged to and supported the Gideons where he helped distribute Bibles to hospitals, police departments, and school children. In his younger days, he enjoyed working with the youth and taught youth and adult Bible classes for many years.

Leward was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael Lee Winter.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Beverly; a daughter, Kathy Robertson and husband Doug of Rosebud; a son, Brian Winter and wife Laura of Collinsville, IL; five grandchildren, Tyler Robertson and wife Shelby of O’Fallon, MO, Jordan Robertson and wife Alyssa of Sullivan, Katelyn Horstmann and husband August of Owensville, Ella and Chloe Winter of Collinsville, IL; and a great-grandson, Weston Robertson of Sullivan; a brother, Melvin Winter and and wife Marcille of Crosby, TX; and nieces, and a nephew, relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 29, at Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.

Funeral services will be held (today) Wednesday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud with Pastor Joel Pike officiating. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Rosebud.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.