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Lois L. Winger 1922-2010

Dec 16, 2010

PLOVER — Lois L. Winger of Plover died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 88.

Funeral service for Mrs. Winger is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mallard. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Lidderdale.

Visitation is from 9 a.m. until service time at the church on Saturday. Harris Funeral Home of Mallard is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Lavine (Wenck), the daughter of Daniel and Frieda Harmening Wenck, was born July 3, 1922, on the family farm near Glidden. She was raised in Lidderdale where she received her education. She worked at Wenck’s Mill and Hatchery in Lidderdale and was the first lady hog buyer in the state of Iowa.

On July 30, 1961, Lois was married to Marion Earl Winger in Lidderdale. The couple lived in various locations, including a short time in Carroll and Jefferson before moving to Des Moines where they ran a Texaco gas station. They then spent time in Belvedere, IL, before moving to farm in Bruce, WI, from 1976 to 1983. In 1985 the couple located to Plover where they have resided the past 25 years.

Lois was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mallard and the “July 3rd Birthday Club.”?She was very family oriented and loved gardening and cooking.

Survivors include her son, John Winger of Plover; grandson, John Michael II; brother, Oliver Wenck of Lidderdale; and sister, Norma Hein of Carroll.

Mrs. Winger was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2003; brothers, Glenn and Russell; and a sister, Carol.