Bernard E. Winter

Bernard E. Winter

June 10, 1952 – July 25, 2020

 Born in Lexington, Nebraska on June 10, 1952.  He graduated from St. Ann High School in 1970 and from University of Nebraska in 1974 with a degree in Agriculture.  He worked at Holdrege Co-op until 1986 when he joined Farmer’s National Company.  He worked as a farm manager until he retired in 2019.  He was an avid Husker fan and a devoted father and grandfather whose granddaughter was the delight of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Alison and Nick Speck and Hilary Winter (fiancé, Craig Butler); granddaughter, Amelia; brother, Bob Winter (Sanfra); many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE: Tuesday, July 28th at 1pm at Brookside Church, 11607 “M” Circle, followed by interment at Cedar Dale Cemetery.  DRIVE-BY RECEPTION: Tuesday, 4pm to 6pm at Brookside Church. Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Children’s Home.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.


  • Steve and Micki Maurstad Posted July 26, 2020 2:42 pm

    My heart aches for you guys! I will miss dearly not being able to give you a hug and listen to your memories. Love you all so much.

  • Ellen Scott Posted July 26, 2020 2:44 pm

    My Prayers, Love & Condolences 💗🙏

  • Steve and Micki Maurstad Posted July 26, 2020 2:47 pm

    We are so sorry for you all. I will miss giving Bernie hugs on Sunday morning.

  • Brian and Judy Borden Posted July 26, 2020 2:48 pm

    Dear Janet, girls and families. We are so sad to hear of Bernie’s death. What a shock. . Bernie was a fun guy when we would invite the guys to our club outings. We will be thinking of you and praying for you this week and the weeks to come. Our sympathy and prayers. Brian and Judy

  • Stephanie and Don Plowman Posted July 26, 2020 5:11 pm

    Alison and family – Don and I are keeping you all in our prayers and send lots of love to you. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope your many happy memories of your dad/husband will give you peace. our sympathy to you all. Love Steph and Don

  • Leslie and Paul Speck Posted July 26, 2020 5:33 pm

    Dear Janet, Alison, Nick and Amelia, Hillary and Craig, We mourn with you at Bernie’s passing. We have the sure hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus! God bless your family each day.

  • Durnae Schuetz Posted July 26, 2020 6:22 pm

    Janet, my condolences to you and your family. Bernie was such a wonderful man. He surly be missed by all. Durnae

  • Doug Reed Posted July 26, 2020 7:25 pm

    Dear Janet, we are sad to hear of Bernies death. I always enjoyed talking to Bernie. I am thankful that we have the hope of eternal life with Jesus and we can look forward to seeing our loved ones again. We will be praying for you and your family. Doug & Jill Reed

  • Royce and Cindy Norman Posted July 26, 2020 10:32 pm

    You have our tears and our broken hearts at this loss of “Bern”. We will miss his gentle manner, his sweet spirit, and his devotion to family, friends, and God. Praying for you, Janet, Alison, Hilary, Nick, Amelia, and Craig that the days ahead will be filled not only with sorrow but also with laughter and precious memories shared with others. We love you, dear friends!

  • Glen & Karen Hillen Posted July 27, 2020 7:07 am

    Janet and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and in the days ahead. So sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing on to be with his Savior. Bernie was a wonderful friend ever since we met at UN-L. Please let your wonderful family memories sustain you in the days to come. Glen and Karen

  • Becky and Andrew Houdesheldt Posted July 27, 2020 10:36 am

    Alison and family, so sorry for the loss of your dad. We’re praying for you and are here for you.
    Love, the Houdesheldts

  • Terri Spencer Posted July 27, 2020 10:55 am

    Our prayers are with you Janet. May the Holy Spirit comfort you in this time of need.

  • carol finley Posted July 27, 2020 8:35 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Bernie‘a passing. Janet, you and your family are in my prayers during this most difficult time. Carol Finley

  • Karen Ashby Posted July 27, 2020 10:30 pm

    I was so very saddened to hear he had passed. What a sweet spirit he had. Bernie is doing great, spending his time with Jesus, but I will pray for family and friends who will surely miss him. (Including our family) My last longer conversation with him was when I asked, and he shared how much he loved his granddaughter and what joy she brought to the family. He was so very happy to share about one of God’s greatest miracles and gifts, a precious human being!. Phil. 4:13

  • Del L Gustafson Posted July 28, 2020 7:28 am

    Dear Janet and Family, I wish I could be with you today. I can’t but you will be in my thoughts and prayers as will Bernie who brought laughter and joy to any gathering. RIP. Del and Family.

  • Maggie Johnson Posted July 28, 2020 8:16 am

    to Alison and the Winter family, sending my condolences on your loss. I am keeping you in my prayers and sending love and peace. Maggie Johnson

  • Paul Schadegg Posted July 28, 2020 10:16 am

    Dear Winter family, My deepest condolences. Bernie was a great co worker, mentor and person. I appreciate the conversations and guidance his gave me over the years. Your family will be in my prayers and he will be greatly missed.

  • Michael Palmer Posted July 28, 2020 10:51 am

    Janet and family: Bernie was one of our lords best stewards of his worldly realm. We Palmers are deeply saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing. Although most of us firmly believe that he has crossed over to be happily with Jesus, it doesn’t make us happy. In the future, you will be happy to join him, in glory. In the meantime, try not to let the burden of sadness overwhelm you. Our prayers are for all of you at this difficult time. The Palmers

  • Marty and Sue Barnhart Posted July 28, 2020 11:11 am

    Our hearts truly ache for all of you. You are in our prayers and may God grand you an extra measure of peace and comfort that only He can give. Bernie always brought a smile to our hearts with his humor. His kindness was evident in everything he did. What a guy! He will be missed until we catch up with him again. Love you all.

  • Nancy Bertolino Posted July 28, 2020 12:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  • Helen Cologne Posted July 28, 2020 12:19 pm

    Dear Janet and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time.

  • joyce edgren Posted July 28, 2020 12:24 pm

    Dear Janet and family, sorry for your loss. you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love Arland Joyce Becky. and rest of the families.

  • LARRY AND LINDA JOHNSON Posted July 28, 2020 12:42 pm

    Dear Janet and Family,
    It was nice to be able to tune in to Bernie’s service and say goodbye. We know he is in a better place now but he will surely be missed!
    May God Bless and comfort all of you.
    Larry and Linda Johnson

  • Larry and Linda Johnson Posted July 28, 2020 12:54 pm

    Dear Janet and Family,
    We are so thankful that we could tune in to Bernie’s service to wish him goodbye. We know that he is in a better place now but he surely will be missed!
    May God Bless and Comfort all of you.
    Larry and Linda Johnson

  • Sue Allen Posted July 29, 2020 9:05 am

    Dear Janet and family,
    So sad to hear of Bernie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sue (Exstrom) and Dennis Allen

  • Doug Weiss Posted July 29, 2020 10:08 am

    Sorry for your loss. Bernie was a co worker and good man. He will be missed.

  • Robert Regenwether Posted July 29, 2020 12:28 pm

    Bernie was a great coworker and just a great guy in general. He helped me get ready for my AFM exam years ago and was a great help. He was the type of guy who would always help. My very best wises to the entire family as this is a tragic unexpected loss.

  • Don & Edith Posted July 30, 2020 8:05 am

    Janet and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you. I really enjoyed Bernie’s wit and smile over all the years I had the fortune to know and work with him. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

  • Ruth and Chris Shubert Posted July 30, 2020 9:41 am

    Oh Janet, we are so saddened for you and your family at the loss of Bernie. Out time at UNL with him was always enjoyable. He had a ready smile, and was kind and very considerate. He definitely will be missed.
    We will continue to pray for you and our thoughts are with you throughout these difficult times now and ahead.

    Ruth and Chris Shubert

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