As many of you may have heard, Brian Winters, 61, passed away Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 at his home in Bingham Lake, Minnesota. Brian was known nationally in the lamb industry.
Visitation is Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the LaCanne Funeral Home in Windom, MN
Funeral is 10:30 Tuesday at the American Lutheran Church in Windom, MN
Feel free to read his obituary below:
Brian Jay Winters was born on September 15, 1950, in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to Leslie and Ruby (Reimer) Winters. He attended country school in Delft, Minnesota and graduated from Mountain Lake Public School in 1968. After high school, Brian attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota for two years and then enlisted in the National Guard for three years.
On January 12, 1974, Brian was united in marriage to Peggy Nelson at the American Lutheran Church in Windom. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Travis and Brady. After their marriage, Brian and Peggy lived in the Bingham Lake and Delft area where Brian farmed and raised sheep. Brian also worked with Scott Rahn in the spring and fall. Brian became suddenly ill and passed away at his home on Thursday morning, April 19, 2012 at the age of 61.
Brian was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Windom. He served on the Jeffers Co-op Oil Board. Brian will be remembered for his infectious laugh and being a helpful person. He loved NASCAR, sheep, farming, restoring old farm equipment, being and working outside, and going to the State Fair. Brian helped many 4-H children, including his own, for many years with their sheep. In his younger years, Brian showed dairy cattle in 4-H & FFA. Most of all Brian loved being with his family, especially his two grandchildren, Peyton and Jacob.
Brian is survived by his loving wife of thirty-seven years, Peggy Winters of Bingham Lake; two sons, Travis Winters and his wife, Cherie, of Delft and Brady Winters and his special friend, Renata Anderson, of Hudson, WI; two grandchildren, Peyton and Jacob Winters of Delft; two brothers, Dean Winters of New Prague and Dale Winters and his wife, Sandy, of Barnhart, MO; one sister, Pat Winters of Los Angeles, CA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Les and Ruby Winters.