Bruce Christian Winter

Bruce Christian Winter

February 20, 1955 – January 15, 2022

Bruce Christian Winter, age 66, was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother and we will miss him dearly.  There will never be another Bruce Winter.  His humor, wit, and personality were one of a kind.  He was kind, generous, and could talk to anyone, even a stranger.  Son of Byron and Glenna Winter, he is survived by his wife Jeanie Winter (Sanley), daughter, Emily Hamilton (Matt), and sons Justin (Krystal) and John (Danielle); Grandchildren Harper and Graysen Winter; Jaden and Madilyn Winter; and Samuel, Jack and William Hamilton; sister, Cynthia Winter, Seward; and brother, David Winter (Stacey), Haiti.

Bruce was born in Ames, Iowa, and raised in Seward, Nebraska. He graduated from Seward High School in 1973.  He earned degrees from Dana College and University of Nebraska in Omaha. Bruce was a controller for Ralston Purina in Omaha, Lincoln and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He later worked for Cargill as a plant technician.

Bruce was all about family and his dog, Mr. Ripley.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. An avid Nebraska Husker and Minnesota Viking fan, he enjoyed spending time in their pool with family, and always looked forward to their annual Lake Okoboji trip.  Bruce loved camping, canoeing, and music.

Bruce was a supportive father and husband, who always put family first.  He was proud of his children and was always the one to go to.  Bruce and Jeanie would have celebrated their forty-seventh anniversary in August.

VISITATION: Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 1pm to 2pm, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 2:00pm, all at the West Center Chapel.

 

35 Comments

  • Stan and Patty Luebbe Posted January 18, 2022 1:12 pm

    Jennie and family. Our condolences on your loss.

    • Beth Venteicher Posted January 20, 2022 9:28 am

      We loved Bruce as our neighbor! I enjoyed our many talks on his couch in the garage with all the dogs! He was definitely one of a kind and our whole family will definitely miss his fun personality! Prayers to all!

  • Jim Wehenkel Posted January 18, 2022 4:32 pm

    So Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you

  • Sandi Ballinger Posted January 19, 2022 12:57 pm

    Emily I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will keep you and your entire family in my prayers.

  • John Grasmick Posted January 19, 2022 4:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Kelly and Con Krull Posted January 19, 2022 6:17 pm

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences to Jeanie and family. Could not agree more with the obituary; there will never be another Bruce Winter. Rest in Peace you old Bemis Drive Red Devil.

  • Kelly and Con Krull and Family Posted January 19, 2022 6:28 pm

    Our deepest and most sincere condolences to Jeanie and family. Could not agree more with the obituary; there will never be another Bruce Winter. Rest in Peace you old Bemis Drive Red Devil.

  • Becky & Duff Campbell Posted January 19, 2022 8:14 pm

    We were saddened to hear about Bruce. I know you are surrounded in love by your children and grandchildren.. Please know we will keep you and your family in our prayers
    Love and hugs my dear friend!!

  • Karen Coufal Posted January 19, 2022 8:39 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bruce. My thoughts and prayers to you snd your family. Rest In Peace!

  • Mary Tierney Posted January 19, 2022 8:48 pm

    To Jeanie and family.. I am so very sorry for your loss.. Sending hugs and prayers.

  • Ellen Kolterman Chaffin Posted January 19, 2022 9:15 pm

    Jeanie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    May you find some comfort in one another.

    Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. You have lost so many beautiful people way to soon. Thinking of you and praying for you to find some comfort.

  • Linda Sanley Albelo Posted January 19, 2022 9:25 pm

    You done good Bruce! By your family, the Winter family & the Sanley family! I’m so glad you were my brother in law. RIP. Ill always love miss you Bruce!

  • Bev and Sam Schluckebier Posted January 19, 2022 9:42 pm

    Jeannie and family….I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are all with you. I hope your memories of him will help you all through this time. Hugs and prayers to you.

  • Randy and Pat Sanley Posted January 19, 2022 10:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was ” one of a kind” and will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

  • Thomas J Grigsby Posted January 19, 2022 11:18 pm

    Removes hat and bows head, recites the Lord’s Prayer….Amen! This day like so many recently I send prayers to the family and friends I have grown to know. RIP to your loved ones

  • Cyndy Hermsen Posted January 20, 2022 6:00 am

    So sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. Hugs to you and your family.

  • Beth (Hildebrand) Everitt Posted January 20, 2022 6:59 am

    Condolences on your loss.

  • Tina Sanley Duffek Posted January 20, 2022 9:52 am

    Jeanie my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. So glad we all got to know Bruce. His smile and sense of humor will live on with those of us who were lucky enough to know him. All my love to you, your kids and grandkids.

  • David Henney Posted January 20, 2022 10:45 am

    Bruce was a wonderful neighbor and a great father. He would often stop to chat if he saw me outside the house and was very warm-hearted and good-natured.

  • Denny Carr Posted January 20, 2022 11:20 am

    Jeanie and Family, My heart goes out to all of you with your loss of Bruce.

  • Denny Carr Posted January 20, 2022 11:25 am

    Dear Jeanie and Family, My heart goes out to all of you with your loss of Bruce.. Hugs to all.

  • Denny Carr Posted January 20, 2022 11:47 am

    Dear Jeanie and Family, My heart goes out to all of you with your loss of Bruce. Peace be with you.

  • Christina Padgett Posted January 20, 2022 11:53 am

    I am very sorry for your loss Jeanne. Bruce was a great neighbor for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Linda Sanley Albelo Posted January 20, 2022 2:10 pm

    God only takes the very best! And now he has you! Bet you’ll give him alot of static! I loved having you as a brother in law! The whole Sanley will miss you! Jeanie & family deepest sympathy to you all including Ripley! Celebrate him every day! Love Linda Nicholas Jonathan

  • Melinda Hegeholz Stoll Posted January 20, 2022 8:50 pm

    Jeanie and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you!

  • Karen Kindler Palensky Posted January 21, 2022 11:27 am

    So many memories with Kenny and Bruce! My sympathy to Jeannie and Family!

  • John Seevers Posted January 21, 2022 2:49 pm

    Jeanie, by deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have so many great memories of Bruce with his Big and Caring personality and infectious laugh, such a fun person that everyone loved to be around. RIP Bruce, you will be sorely missed!

  • Bryan and Angie Soukup Posted January 21, 2022 5:31 pm

    Jeanie and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I know Bruce as a very close friend to my parents…Jim and Dianne. A lot of great stories and I know Bruce was indeed “one of kind”. His support of me and my family by coming to football games will always be appreciated. RIP Bruce.

  • Scott Smetter Posted January 21, 2022 6:02 pm

    Jeannie and family.
    Sorry to hear that we lost our old friend Bruce, a down to earth guy, a gentle man, a fiery competitor and just an all around great guy. He put on his long white robe and is walking with the prince of peace.

  • Krista bandars Posted January 21, 2022 8:28 pm

    Dear Emily and family, so so sorry for the loss of Bruce. There are no words to ever make things better, but just know we are praying for peace and comfort to you all as you begin to grieve. What an amazing man! Celebrate his life!

  • Patty Beeken Posted January 22, 2022 11:32 am

    Jeanie I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.
    My heart goes out to you and your family. If you need anything, please reach out. ❤️

  • Debby & Jim Aegerter Posted January 22, 2022 1:59 pm

    Jeanie & family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Bruce! My heart goes out to you and your family! God’s peace my friend!

  • Debby & Jim Aegerter Posted January 22, 2022 2:25 pm

    Jeanie & family, I am so very sorry and sad for the loss of your dear Bruce! Hugs my friend! God’s peace to you

  • Dave and Fawn Posted January 22, 2022 7:49 pm

    Our prayers and condolences to you all. Never seems sufficient in such a loss. One day at a time.

  • Lu Jane (Sanley) and Ron Skiff Posted January 25, 2022 10:39 pm

    Deepest Sympathy We are so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you

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