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Richard H. Winter Sr.

December 26, 1926 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Richard Winter Sr. Obituary

GALVA – Richard H. Winter Sr., 97, of Galva, died at 2:30 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2024 at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville.

He was born December 26, 1926 in Kewanee, the son of Robert Howard Winter II and Mildred Irene (Smith) Winter. He married Elizabeth Visco on July 27, 1946 in Philadelphia. That union ended in 1981. He then married Juanita Shryack on September 2, 1983 in Galesburg.

Survivors include his children; Robert (Gail) Winter of Galesburg, Richard (Cheryl) Winter of Dunlap, Denise Bailey of Knoxville, Rhonda (Roger) Callahan, Terry Shryack and Gary Shryack, all of Galesburg, Julie (Kevin) Peachey of Varna, IL, Tim (Ruth) Shryack of Springfield, MO, his three sisters; Virginia Young and Henrietta Todd, both of Galva and June Klimkewicz of Kewanee, twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren. Those preceding him in death include both Elizabeth and Juanita, his parents, his siblings: Robert, Irvin, Gene, Joyce, Doris and Susie, son and daughter-in-law, Paul (Crislyn) Winter, son-in-law, Dennis Bailey, and great grandson, Paul.

Richard served his country in U.S. Navy during WWII and was a continuous member of the Galva American Legion for over 70 years, where he also served as past Commander. He had worked as assistant director of the physical plant at Knox College and then for Galesburg School District #205 maintenance department. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galva and Lake Calhoun Country Club. He enjoyed golfing with his sons, bowling, hunting, fishing, traveling, and harvesting with his farmer friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 29 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Pastor Chet Travis will officiate. Following the services, a Celebration of his Life will be held at the Galva American Legion. Private inurnment will be held at Galva Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Galva American Legion or Hospice Compassus.

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Memorial Service
January 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

Celebration of Life
January 29, 2024

12:00 PM
Galva American Legion
45 Wallace St.
Galva, IL 61434


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