Anthony J. Winter Jr. - December 01, 2011

Anthony J. Winter Jr., 81, of Bradshaw, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in Lincoln.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York. Military graveside services will be held in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, York. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday evening at Metz Mortuary.
Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the Rosary and one hour following the Rosary.
He was born Nov. 3, 1930 at York, to Anthony and Rosetta (Rhoedl) Winter Sr. He was a 1949 graduate of Bradshaw High School. Anthony was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
On Sept. 17, 1955, he was united in marriage to Esther Mae Kopke in York. The union was blessed with three children, Susan, Joe, and Shirley.
Anthony was a lifelong farmer in the Bradshaw area. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in York, the VFW, and the rural fire board. He enjoyed playing cards and belonged to a card club in Bradshaw for 35 years. He also collected both antique and miniature tractors. He enjoyed woodworking projects, attending farm sales and he especially loved his dogs.
Survivors include his wife Esther Mae of Bradshaw; children, Susan (Wayne) Deininger of Aurora, Joe (Teresa) Winter of Bradshaw and Shirley (Mike) Yates of Adams; seven grandchildren include Kristine Deininger of Phoenix, Ariz., Sheryl (Kyle) Lubischer of Lincoln, Daniel Winter of Laramie, Wyo., Benjamin Winter of Bradshaw, Justin Yates of Lincoln, Ashley Yates and Trey Yates of Adams. Also surviving are two great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Izzabella Lubischer of Lincoln; and one nephew, Gene (Loa) Winter of Hampton. Anthony also leaves behind his constant companion, his dog, George.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Martin and Paul.
Memorials may be directed to the family and will later be donated to the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary, York, is handling arrangements.

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