Bert C. WinansBert C. Winans passed away on Feb. 4, 2012.
Bert C. Winans passed away on Feb. 4, 2012.
Bert was born on July 1, 1929; to Ted and Ruby (Schmidt) Winans.
Bert married Delores (Fasbender) Winans on Nov. 12, 1949. They shared almost 42 years together until her death in June 1991.
Bert served in the United States Army from October of 1946 to March of 1948.
In Bert's younger years, he loved squirrel hunting, taking rides, snowmobiling, pontoon rides, fishing and camping. Then he found his passion from making "sawdust" in the garage. He was well known for building bird houses, shelves, flag holders; almost anything anyone wanted. He looked at a picture of a baby cradle in the catalog and made it for his granddaughter when she was 11 years old. She used it for her daughter when she was first born.
Bert worked for Great Northern Railroad, Fraser Shipyards, Superior Fiberboard Products, American Hoist, and Barko Hydraulics.
He always loved a good joke-either hearing it or telling it. He loved playing cribbage, going for Sunday breakfasts and then deer hunting with Mary Jo. At his son's house he enjoyed watching the birds and the deer eat in front of the window.
During Bert's last month staying at his son's home, he loved sitting with his daughter-in-law talking about how proud he was of his children and grandchildren and how much he loved them.
His great sense of humor and witticisms will be sadly missed but always remembered by his loving family and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Delores, infant daughter Kimberly Jane; brothers Earl Winans, Vern and Glen Coaty.
Bert is survived by his children Gordona (Donald) Cain and Scott (Debbie "Fluffo") Winans; grandchildren Donadee (Troy Filteau) Cain, Jeremy (Laurissa) Winans, Brent (Heather) Winans, great grandchildren Kaelyn Cain, Avari Winans, Alex and Keegan, and companion friend Mary Jo Tyler.
As per Bert's wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service. The Family will have a Celebration of Life at the Belgian Club, 3931 E. 2nd St., Superior, WI on Friday Feb. 10, from 3 -7 p.m.