Obit: Winter, Jane C. (1938 – 2015)


Surnames: Winter, Kramer, Severt, Kohn, Elmer, Larsen, Martin

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 08 Apr 2015

Winter, Jane C. (6 FEB 1938 – 31 MAR 2015)

Jane C. Winter, 77, Neshkoro, formerly of Ixonia and Loyal, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Berlin Memorial Hospital, following a long, courageous battle with COPD. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 7, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Redgranite. Rev. Gregory Sluke officiated. Burial was in the Marion Cemetery, town of Marion.

Jane Carol Kramer was born on Feb. 6, 1938, in Arpin, the daughter of Charles and Edna (nee Severt) Kramer. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on May 29, 1938, and confirmed on March 18, 1951. She grew up on a farm in Loyal, and was a 1956 graduate of Loyal High School. She and her husband, Wayne, were high school sweethearts. Following graduation, Jane moved to Milwaukee, where she was employed by Old Line Life Insurance Co. and Vitamin Products Co. as a secretary. Jane married Wayne A. Winter on May 23, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Following their marriage, the Winters moved to Ixonia, where they lived until moving to what had been their summer home at Hidden Springs Lake, town of Marion, rural Neshkoro, in 2000. While living in Ixonia, Jane drove a special education school bus for the Oconomowoc School District, and was employed for 20 years at PlastOcon, also in Oconomowoc, as a plastics molding machine operator. Jane was an active, faithful member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Redgranite, where she served as a member of the Women of Trinity, and the Neshkoro Lioness Club as long as her health allowed. She was a very loving wife and mother. Her works and interests were many and varied. She loved flowers and gardening, baking and cooking, writing letters, watching birds, and enjoying the company of her canine companion, Simon. Most of all, Jane loved her family.

Her confirmation verse -- “Blessed are they that hear the Word of God and keep it” (Luke 11:28) -- summed up the way she lived her life.

Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Wayne; a daughter, Laura Kohn, Hartland; two sons, Roger (Chris) Winter, Watertown, and Rodney (Cheryl) Winter, Dousman; two grandchildren, Brooke and Morgan Winter, Dousman; three sisters, Marlene (Tom) Elmer, Greenwood, Carolyn (Doug) Larsen, Willard, and Delores Martin, Marshfield; a brother, Pastor Charles (Janet) Kramer, Canton, S.D.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law, Scott Kohn.

Memorials will be appreciated for Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Redgranite or Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills.

The Ruminski Funeral Home, Redgranite, assisted the family with arrangements.



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