William J. “Bill” Winn

William J. “Bill” Winn

July 27, 1966 – August 14, 2020

 PRIVATE SERVICE will be livestreamed on Wednesday, August 19th at 10am. Per Bill’s wishes, he will be cremated.  To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click on the “View Live Service” button on the home page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Boys & Girls Club of North Omaha, 2610 Hamilton St., Omaha 68131; or to the Wesley Winn Education Fund in care of the funeral home.


William J. “Bill” Winn, age 54, passed away at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha.  Bill is survived by his wife of 18 years, Audra; son, Wesley; stepson, Brennan Merley.  Also surviving are his parents, Mick and Sherrie of West Des Moines, IA; mother, Joan Raymer of Nashville, TN; brothers: Jeff (Susan) of New York City, Steve, and Daniel (Lisa) of Des Moines; father-in-law, Lincoln Jackson (Janet) of Creston, IA; mother-in-law, Mary Jackson of Omaha; sisters-in-law, Abby Jackson and Amy West (Joe) of Omaha; five stepbrothers; five stepsisters; fifteen cousins; four uncles; three aunts; two nephews; and three nieces.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Mary Winn and Kenneth and Mardelle Bruner; stepmother, Janet Winn; stepfather, David Rayner; and uncle, James Winn.

Bill was born on July 27, 1966, at Bergan Mercy Hospital and was brought up in Omaha, Minneapolis, and Des Moines. He returned to Omaha twelve years ago.  He graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines in 1984 and was employed in the food service business his entire life: six years in store management for Supervalu Stores in Des Moines and Ankeny, Iowa; four years as warehouse supervisor at Perishable Distributors of Iowa in Ankeny; twelve years as warehouse manager for Loffredo Produce Company in Des Moines and Omaha; and most recently, warehouse manager for U.S. Foods of Omaha.  He was a dedicated and tireless employee.

Bill coached Little League Baseball in Millard for six years, and in 2018 was named Millard League Manager of the Year.  He taught fundamentals and sportsmanship, and his teams were always tournament ready.  Bill also coached in the Millard YMCA Basketball League for five years, winning four championships.  He was a life-long fan of the Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Vikings, Iowa Hawkeyes, and Bob Dylan.

A spiritual person who lived by Christ’s values, Bill was a man of high character—never judgmental of others, always courteous and respectful of his fellow man.  Most important, Bill was a great family man.  He was a joy to be around and will be missed by everyone who knew him.



  • Daniel, Lisa, and Frances Winn Posted August 16, 2020 12:57 pm

    Good bye for now, brother Bill. We will see you soon!
    Our hearts go out to Audra, Wesley, and Brennan in this sad time. May your joyous memories bring you peace.

  • Sue Bruner and Gordon Pedersen Posted August 16, 2020 2:55 pm

    Billy, I will miss your brave heart and big, beautiful smile forever.
    Rest In Peace, sweetie.
    Audra, Wesley and Brennan, thinking of you with love and care in this difficult time.
    Sue Bruner and Gordon Pedersen

  • Steven Winn Posted August 16, 2020 8:02 pm

    Peace be with you

  • Bryan Sage Posted August 16, 2020 11:54 pm

    I cannot express the amount of sadness and grief that Bill’s passing brings to all of us. Bill was a great influence and a mentor to me .

  • Rayna Farrar Posted August 17, 2020 8:54 am

    Deepest sympathy to your family. Bill will be greatly missed by the team at US Foods.

  • Dawn Marie (Spaw) Smith Posted August 17, 2020 10:19 am

    Sending prayers and peace.. Bill fought this battle with such courage, grace and support from all of you. God Bless!!

  • Bonnie Barnett Posted August 17, 2020 11:59 am

    Condolences to the family.
    It was so unfortunate in this time with Covid that his daughters Blaisze and Serena were not allowed to see him. My heart gose out to them and hope they find peace and closure in their hearts for not getting to see their father Bill before he passed.

  • Charles Boice Posted August 17, 2020 1:04 pm

    May the peace of the Lord be with you during this time and may he grant you comfort.

  • Tim Marten Posted August 17, 2020 3:24 pm

    On behalf of US Foods, our sincere condolences to Bill’s family. Bill was a great team member at our Omaha facility. Our entire team feels the loss. We will remember his team spirit and his many contributions to our company. I met with Bill many times to discuss our business. He always had good ideas to make us better. Please know that Bill was well liked and we will miss him.
    Tim Marten, Area President, US Foods

  • Tim , Sue, Lucy and Jimmy Winn Posted August 17, 2020 7:38 pm

    Goodbye for now…. see you on the other side, love your cousin Tim and family.. Peace and prayers

  • Krystyna Marciszonek Posted August 17, 2020 10:58 pm

    condolences to the family

  • Melissa Shallberg Posted August 19, 2020 6:24 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the privilege of working with Bill for several years. He was an amazing guy and he will be by greatly missed.

  • Carrie ONeill Posted August 19, 2020 9:40 am

    My deepest sympathy to Bill’s family. Bill was my boss for years at US Foods. He was a one of a kind guy. Always so kind to others, put others before himself. No matter how he was feeling, he put his best in to the job and helping everone. Very caring person. He will be greatly missed.

  • Jeffrey & Susan Winn Posted August 19, 2020 4:32 pm

    Wonderful brother, son, husband, and father. His positive outlook on life and even-keeled temperament is an example for all of us. I doubt there will ever be a day when I won’t think of you, dear brother, and I look forward to the day when I can watch your KC Royals with you again. Until then, I will miss you dearly.

  • Lisa (White) Masswi Posted August 19, 2020 8:14 pm

    My sincerest sympathies, Audra, to you and your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill, but from the writings here, he was a wonderful man. I wish you peace and comfort in your memories during these sad times.

  • Marna Lou Winn Posted August 21, 2020 5:20 pm

    My condolences to Bill;s family, his whole family and all his brothers and their families.
    May he be at peace and free of any pain. Say Hi to your uncle Jim,

  • Carol McKee Posted August 22, 2020 9:21 am

    Audra, I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  • Scott and Julie Cirksena Posted August 22, 2020 2:04 pm

    God Bless You Billy, your gift of friendship since the third grade is something many people can only dream of experiencing in life. We miss you daily and look forward to the time that we meet again! Strength to Audra, Wesley, Brennan, and the entire Winn family. You are all deeply within our thoughts.

  • Gerard S Amadeo Posted August 22, 2020 4:16 pm

    “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” We shared the ups and downs as we came of age. Bill was on my side all the way through. And I was on his. From 3rd grade until earlier this month when we said goodbye. So many memories. There isn’t a day that will go by when I won’t think of you, friend. ~Gerard

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