Willis Lee “Bill” Winstrom
April 17, 1933 – March 4, 2020
Preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wayne Dean. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Sydney (Marshall); two children, Andrew Lee Winstrom (Beverly) and Claire Christine Lenz (Craig); and two grandchildren, Catherine and Jacob Lenz.
Bill was born and lived his entire life in Omaha. He graduated from Central High School and Grinell College, Grinnell, Iowa. It was while attending Grinnell he met his wife, Sydney. They were married June 1955 and had two children. He was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and ushered for over 50 years, until walking was no longer possible. He served on the advisory board at Wells Fargo Bank, the boards of the Salvation Army, Bridges Provident Trust, and Methodist Hospital. Bill was owner of Pennfield Oil and Animal Health Company for many years. He was a leader and innovator in the animal health business, with many friends in the industry all over the world.
Bill was a quiet, gentle, and modest man, never wanting to call attention to himself. He made friends with everyone’s pet dog, and especially loved his own welsh corgi, Charlie. He traveled for business, but still enjoyed traveling for pleasure as well.
Family will receive friends Thursday, March 12th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, March 13th, 11am, Morning Star Lutheran Church (331 S 85th Ave.) Private Family INTERMENT. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Morning Star Lutheran Church, Methodist Hospital or Endless Journey Hospice.